Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Jim Green retired in 2013 from his position as Professor of Educational Leadership at Georgia Southern University after more than 40 years of service as an educator, after which he continued to teach part-time. His professional experience includes a variety of leadership roles, among them superintendent of schools (South Haven, Kansas), the founding director of the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (a state supported residential school for academically gifted high school students), and Director of the School of Education at the University of Tulsa. He is the recipient of two Fulbright Specialist grants, serving in 2011 as a visiting professor in Ireland at the University of Limerick and again in 2015 at the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan.
In the field of education, Jim authored or co-authored over sixty publications on a variety of topics, including three books from leading publishers; and, he was a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. In addition, Jim’s poetry has appeared in over a dozen literary magazines and anthologies in the U.S.A., England, and Ireland, and he has given readings of his poetry at venues in both the USA and Ireland. A collection of his poems, Stations of the Cross, was nominated by the publisher for the Modern Language Association’s Conference on Christianity and Literature 2009 Book of the Year; and he has received several awards for individual poems in various competitions.
He received B.A. and M.S. degrees from Missouri State University, the Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, and the M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles.