BioDr. Seeley's research focuses on the intersection between musicians' labor unions, urban renewal, and race relations. His dissertation, "Black and White Notes: Segregation, Integration, and Urban Renewal Through Pittsburgh's Locals 60 and 471," incorporates photographic images and oral histories to tell the story of Black musicians in Pittsburgh. Dr. Seeley currently teaches courses in U.S. history, African American history, and African history. He also facilitates the department's fellowships, undergraduate student writing contest, and assists with training and mentoring writing-in-history tutors.