Faculty and Staff Profiles

ALLEN H. SEED
Asst Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: aseed@memphis.edu
Office Location: 415b Ball Hall
Office Hours: Monday 1:00-5:00 & Wednesday 9:30-11:30 Available by appointment other days
Profile

 Allen H. Seed (Ph.D. Miami University) teaches courses in curriculum and middle school education.  Prior to coming to the UofM he was an Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University.  Before he began working in higher education he was a middle school teacher in both public and private schools.

Dr. Seed's area of research and writing is focused on middle school education, experiential education, and teacher preparation.  His work has focused on improving middle school education through block scheduling, empowering teachers, and literacy across the curriculum with his current area of interest in experiential education in middle schools and cohort and staff development.  He has developed a new program for teacher education candidates that utilizes experiential learning to build cohorts. 

In his spare time, Dr. Seed plays guitar and golf.

                   

Additional Information

 UM Drive

Center for Experiential Education

NMSA

ASCD

TAMS               

Education
  • B.S. of Education Elementary Education - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - 1975
  • M.Education Elementary Classroom Teacher - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - 1980
  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio - 1994

Work Experience

  • Teacher, Hayes Elementary School - Hamilton City Schools (Ohio) - 1975-1981
  • Teacher, Girls Middle School - Summit Country Day School ( Cincinnati, Ohio) - 1982-1985
  • Teacher, Madeira Jr/Sr High School - Madeira City Schools (Ohio) - 1985-1995
  • Lecturer, School of Education - Northern Kentucky University - 1995-1996
  • Assistant Professor, School of Education - Northern Kentucky University - 1996-2002
  • Associate Professor, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary Programs - Northern Kentucky University - 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership - University of Memphis - 2002-2008
  • Associate Professor, Instruction & Curriculum Leadership - University of Memphis - 2008-present
Honors/Awards
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers - Who's Who Among America's Teachers - 1998
  • Five Year Distinguished Service Award - Northern Kentucky University - 2000
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers - Who's Who Among America's Teachers - 2002
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers - Who's Who Among America's Teachers - 2006
  • Outstanding Article Award - Organization of Teacher Educators of Reading - 2006
  • Full Graduate Faculty Status - University of Memphis - 2006
  • Chair's Excellence Award for Service - Instruction & Curriculum Leadership Department - 2007
  • Service Award - Tennessee Association of Middle Schools - 2009

Teaching Experience

  • Fundamentals of Curriculum Development (G) - University of Memphis
  • Curriculum Leadership (G) - University of Memphis
  • The Middle School (G) - University of Memphis
  • Seminar in Curriculum Improvement (G) - University of Memphis
  • Innovative Curricula (G) - University of Memphis
  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation (G) - University of Memphis
  • Urban Learning Environments (G) - University of Memphis
  • Elementary Science Methods (G) - University of Memphis
  • Models of Instruction (G) - University of Memphis
  • Fundamentals of Urban Middle School Education (U) - University of Memphis
  • Middle School Language Arts Methods (U) - University of Memphis

Outreach

  • Bridges Partnership - Bridges Staff, Memphis City Schools Administrators & Teachers, COE Faculty - 2004-present - BRIDGES
  • Campus School Leadership Team Development - Campus School Leadership Team - 2005-present - Center For Experiential Education
  • Team Building/Active Learning - Sherwood Middle School - June 2006 - Center for Experiential Education
  • Team Building - Memphis Academy of Health Science Teachers & Administrators - July 2007 - Center for Experiential Education
  • Cohort Building - PETE Program students - October, 2007 - The Center For Experiential Education
  • Icebreakers for the College Classroom - Arkansas State University faculty - February, 2008 - The ASU Faculty Development Center
  • Middle School Policy - Middle Level Educators and Stakeholders - March 2008-present - TN Board of Education and Department of Education
  • Brain-based Teaching & Learning - Memphis Academy of Health Sciences teachers and administrators - July, 2008 - Center for Experiential Education
  • Seeing the Glass Half Full: Surviving & Thriving in Times of Change as a Team - University of Memphis faculty & Staff - May 2009 & December 2009 - Human Resources Department
  • Active Learning Techniques for Trainers - Human Resource Department - May 2009 - Center for Experiential Education
  • National Laboratory Day - Middle School Students at MASE & MBA - May, 2010 -  
  • Classroom Climate Change - TN Southwest Community College - October 2011 - TNSWCC
Service
  • Department - Teaching Committee - 2008-2009
  • Department - Communications Committee - 2009-2010
  • Department - MAT Search Committee (Chair) - 2010-2011
  • College - Faculty & Staff Development Committee - 2008-2010 and 2010-2011 (Chair)
  • College - TBR Teacher Education Redesign Planning Team - 2009-2010
  • College - Teacher Education Advisory Committee - 2011-present
Consulting
  • TN State Board of Education/ Middle School Math Science Licensure Reform Project - 2010
  • Association for Middle Level Education/On-site Cadre - 2011-present
Journal Articles
  • Seed, A. H. (1998). Free at last: Making the most of the flexible block schedule. The Middle School Journal, 29(5), 20-21.     
  • Kumar, V., Bedell, J. Y., & Seed, A. H. (1999). Technology: Catalyst for enhancing chemical education for pre-service teachers. Journal of Chemical Education, 76, 713-717.      
  • Seed, A.H. (2004). Accountabilty, standardization, and fun? The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal, (31), 20-27.     
  • Belk, E. J. & Seed, A. H. (2005). Preparing highly qualified teachers for urban schools through professional development. Journal of Reading Education, 30(2), 33-38.      
  • Belk, E. J., Seed, A. H., & Abdi, S. W. (2005). Content reading strategies. Science Scope, 28(6), 44-45.       
  • Seed, A. H. (2006). Making empowerment and collaboration part of the lives of highly qualified team teachers. The Middle School Journal, 37(6), 40-44.    
  • Seed, A. & Dyson, B. (2007). Peslau:Rx for increasing physical activity in Tennessee middle schools. The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal, 36(1), 1-5.    
  • Seed, A. H. (2008). Redirecting the teaching profession in the wake of a nation at risk and no child left behind. The Phi Delta Kappan 89(9), 586-589. 
  • Seed, A. H. (2008). Cohort building through experiential learning. Journal of Experiential Education, 31(2), 209-224.
  • Watts, C., Seed, A. H. & Franceschinin, L. (2010). The middle school concept in practice: How Tennessee schools do it. Current Issues in Middle Level Education 15(1), 61-68. 
  • Powell, A. & Seed, A. H. (2010). Developing a caring ethic for middle school mathematics classrooms. The Middle School Journal 41(4), 44-48. 
Presentations
  • *Roszmann-Millican, M., Seed, A., & Smith, L. (2002, November). Regular and special: Integrated portfolios for special education students. Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, GA.   
  • *Belk, E. J., Seed, A., & Cummings, B. (2003, August). Meeting the challenge: Increasing science achievement through content reading strategies. Paper presented at the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Valletta, Malta.  
  • *Seed, A. H., & Belk, E. J. (2003, November). Promoting effective teaching through staff development. Paper presented at the Phi Delta Kappa International Conference, St. Louis, MO.  
  • *Belk, E. J., & Seed, A. H. (2003, December). Reading achievement in urban schools: Professional learning for success.  Paper presented presented at the National Staff Development Council Conference, New Orleans, LA.    
  • *Belk, E. J., & Seed, A. H. (2004, February). Developing literacy in content areas.  Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Dallas, TX.  
  • *Belk, E.J., Seed, A., Larmon, M., & Cuevas, P. (2005, May). Increasing achievement through content area reading strategies. Paper presented at the International Reading Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.     
  • *Seed, A. H. (2005, October). Changing our teaching through teaching transformed. Paper presented at the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL.   
  • *Seed, A. H., & Dyson, B.P. (2005, November). Bridges to adventure. Paper presented at The National Middle School Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.     
  • *Seed, A. H. & Dyson, B. P. (2006, November). Adventure in integration. Paper presented at The National Middle School Association Conference, Nashville, TN.    
  • *Allen, L. E. & Seed, A. H.(2006, December) Integrating video technology with the 5 standards for effective pedagogy. Paper presented at The National Staff Development Conference, Nashville, TN.   
  • *Seed, A. H. (2007, February). Cohort building through experiential education. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association Symposium on the Preparation of Middle Level Teachers. Sandestin, FL.    
  • *Seed, A. H. & Griffin, S. (2007, March) PESLAU: Integrating physical education, science, and language arts. Paper presented at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Confernce, Anaheim, CA.     
  • *Dyson, B. P. & Seed, A. H. (2007, April). 7th grade Immersion Program:Character education enhanced through adventure education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Chicago, IL.    
  • *Seed, A. H. & Dyson, B. P. (2007, November). Integrating Language Arts with Physical Education and Science. Paper presented at The National Middle School Association Conference, Houston, TX.  
  • *Seed, A. H. & Dyson, B. P. (2007, November). Adventures in integration. Paper presented at The Association for Expereintial Education Conference, Little Rock, AR.  
  • *Seed, A. H. (2008, October). Icebreakers, team building, and problem solving activities for the college classroom. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association Conference, Denver, CO. 
  • *Seed, A., Anderson, R., Pollmuller, C., & Faber, J. (2009, March). Building on our strengths through team-building activities. Paper presented at the Chairs Academy Conference, Nashville, TN.   
  • *Seed, A. H.& Alberg, M.(2009, April). Breaking the mold: An innovative middle level teacher preparation program. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association Symposium on the Preparation of Middle Level Teachers. Las Vegas, NV.    
  •  *Watts, C. & Seed, A. H. (2009, November). The middle school concept in practice:How Tennessee schools do it. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN.   
  •  *Watts, C. & Seed, A. H. (2010, November). The middle school concept in practice:How Tennessee schools really do it. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.    
  • *Seed, A. H. (2012, November). Making learning an adventure. Paper presented at the Association of Middle Level Education, Portland, OR.