A nationally known scholar, Dr. Green is an expert on urban issues, including the impact of race, education, and employment on individuals and communities. Because of his expertise, Dr. Green is sought after by urban mayors, statewide public officials, college presidents, and school superintendents, and serves as a consultant and advisor to those groups as well as to business, corporate and community leaders.
The Urban Challenge: Poverty and Race and Metropolitan Desegregation
Expectations: How Teacher Expectations Can Increase Student Achievement
Robert L. Green, who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University, is a former President of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington and former Dean of the College of Urban Development at Michigan State University (MSU). From 1965-1967, Dr. Green worked for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Urban Affairs Programs at Michigan State University. A nationally known scholar, Dr. Green is an expert on urban issues, including the impact of race, education, and employment on individuals and communities.
Dr. Green’s research and writings have focused on the impact of poverty and racial discrimination on America’s urban populations, and how high expectations can help to increase student achievement. The author of several books including The Urban Challenge: Poverty and Race and Metropolitan Desegregation. Dr. Green has published numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters related to poverty, education, and employment. He co-authored the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Report which discusses strategies to improve the quality of life in urban communities. He is the author of a major article on school reform published in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He is the author of Expectations: How Teacher Expectations Can Increase Student Achievement, published in 2000 by Alpine Guild, revised and published in 2004 and 2008 by SRA/McGraw-Hill. He is also editor of Expectations in Education: Readings on High Expectations, Effective Teaching, and Student Achievement, in press, SRA/McGraw-Hill. Dr. Green is currently working with several national scholars on factors related to diversity, high expectations, student retention, and student achievement.