About Dr. Green
Reginald Leon Green is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Memphis. 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 20 years. In 1977, Reginald was one of five educators chosen nationally to participate in the Rockefeller Foundation's Superintendence 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 by co-authoring with Sergiovanni the seventh edition of the book entitled The Principalship: A Reflective Practice Perspective. He has also authored the fourth edition of Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards and the first edition of The Four Dimensions of Principal Leadership: A Foundation for Leading 21st Century Schools. Previously, he 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.
In 2014, Dr. Green served as President of the Faculty Senate at University of Memphis where he 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 relationships, school district restructuring, and the effects of nurturing characteristics on the academic achievement of students.
Dr. Green has chaired 45 dissertations and served as a committee member for 25 others.
B.S. Sociology - Tennessee State University - 1962
M. Ed. Educational Administration - Memphis State University - 1967
Ed. D. Educational Administration - University of Missouri-Columbia - 1975
Certificate Educational Administration - Columbia University - 1989
Honors/AwardsResearch Award - Project Innovation-Chula Vista, California - 1997
Guest Editor - Summer 2000 Issue of Education - 1999
Dean's Excellence Award - University of Memphis - 2004
Friends of Education Award - Memphis City Schools - 2007
Dean's Excellence Award - University of Memphis - 2008
Guest Editor - National FORUM OF Applied Educational Research Journal - 2011
Guest Editor - National FORUM of Applied Educational Research Journal - 2013
Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - 2012
Citizen of the Year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 5th District - 2012
Founders Award - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – 2013
Earl Crader Professor of Education Award - University of Memphis - 2014
Eye of the Tiger Award – University Of Memphis – 2015
Ball, K. & Green, R. L. (2011). An investigation of elementary principals' attitudes toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education setting. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 27.
Green, R. L. (2010). The Four Dimensions of Principal Leadership: A Framework for Leading 21st Century Schools. New York: Pearson.
Green, R. L., Guest Editor. (2010). In search of proven practices that enhance student achievement in underachieving schools. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 24 (1 &2).
Green, R. L. (2016). Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Unpacking the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. (5th ed.) New York: Pearson.
Green, R. L. (2013). A response to the call for effective leadership in today's schools: Three essentials—preparation, competency, and dispositions. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 26 (1 & 2): 3-16.
Green, R. L. & Cooper, T. (2013). An identification of the most preferred dispositions of effective school leaders. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 26 (1 & 2).
Griffin, S. & Green, R. L. (2013). Transforming high-poverty, underperforming schools: Practices, processes, and procedures. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 26 (1 & 2).
Jones, E. & Green, R. L. (2015). The existence of characteristics of professional learning communities in schools and its influence on teacher job satisfaction. In Schooling 6 (1).
Sergiovanni, T. J. & Green, R. L. (2015). The principalship: A reflective practice perspective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Educational Inc.
Thomas, I. & Green, R. L. (2015). Using instructional strategies to enhance student achievement. In National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal 25 (3).