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Seton Hall University

Edmund Adjapong, Ph.D.

Program Director
Department of Educational Studies

As a product of New York City Public schools, Dr. Adjapong is committed to promoting equitable practices in STEM classrooms, especially in urban settings. Dr. Adjapong believes that every student has the ability to learn and does so differently. He also believes that engaging urban youth with media and utilizing youth culture–despite its unconventional method–is an effective means to educate. Dr. Adjapong is the co-founder and director of the Science Genius Program, a program that engages urban students in the sciences through Hip-Hop, and the director of The Science Genius Academy, a program that encourages and prepares students to pursue STEM careers while providing mentoring and support. Dr. Adjapong is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project, where he writes and speaks about issues of race, diversity, social justice and education.

Dr. Adjapong enjoys working with and mentoring youth, especially young men of color. His research interest includes STEM education, Hip-Hop education, issues of class, race, gender, privilege, diversity and youth programming.