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Reginald Leon Green is Professor of Educational Leadership. He received an Ed. D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Missouri - Columbia, a M. Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Memphis State University, and a B. S. in Sociology from Tennessee State University.  Dr. Green has served at the teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent levels of K-12 education and has been in higher education for 14 years.  In 1977, Reginald was one of five educators chosen nationally to participate in the Rockefeller Foundation's Superintendency Preparation Program; and in 1996, he was selected as an Associate to the Institute for Educational Renewal, under the leadership of Dr. John Goodlad. 

Most recently, Dr. Green distinguished himself with the publication of the 4th edition of the book entitled, Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards and the 1st edition of The Four Dimensions of Principal Leadership: A Foundation for Leading 21st Century Schools. He has also authored a book on inner-city education, as well as various articles concerning such topics as: educational restructuring, primary grade restructuring, gang violence, and other contemporary educational issues.  Reginald has completed national inquiries into nurturing characteristics that exist in schools and standards and assessment measures being established as part of school reform.  This work lead to the development of the Center for Urban School Leadership where Dr. Green administered programs for five (5) years to prepare principals for urban schools using a non-traditional approach. Currently, Dr. Green teaches courses in educational leadership with a focus on instructional leadership, school reform, and models for turning around low performing schools. His research interests include school leadership, team building for effective teaching and learning, superintendent/board relations, school district restructuring, and the effects of nurturing characteristics on the academic achievement of students. 

Dr. Green has chaired 21 dissertations and served as a committee member on 8 others.



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