Colin Green

Colin Green
Academic Dean
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Pedagogy
(202) 994-0997

Dr. Green is the Academic Dean for the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. He is Dean of faculty and personnel matters, and oversees the school’s Office of Student Life. His teaching and research are focused on the social foundations of education, comparative schooling, and teacher education. He has presented and published in the fields of urban education, elementary school literacy education, gender, and curriculum studies. He has been the recipient of grants from both the federal government and from foundations.


Green, C. & Burns, J., (2017). Gender, Process, and Praxis. Re-Politicizing Education in an Era of Neoliberalism, Instrumentalism, and "Big Data", In Deconstructing the Education-Industrial Complex in the Digital Age, Loveless, D. J. (Ed.). Pgs. 24-54.

Green, C., Kortecamp, K., Harper, B., & Jordan, V. (2015). An Evaluation of the Effects of Innovations for Learning’s Digital Applications on Literacy Teaching and Learning. National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. Washington, DC.

Green, C., Tindle, K., Belknap, B., & Freund, M. (2011). The urban teacher residency program: A recursive process to develop professional dispositions, knowledge, and skills of candidates to teach diverse students. Educational Considerations, 38(2), 28-36.

Green, C. & Kehler, M. (2007). Men, masculinities and ethnography. In M. Flood, J. K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (Vol. 1). London: Routledge.

In the News

Dean Michael Feuer, Dr. Colin Green and Sevinj Mammadova welcomed 25 students at the official opening of the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development program at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University (ASPU). Dr. Jafar Jafarov, Rector of ASPU; Dr. Emin Amrullayev, Minister of Education; Mr. Lee Litzenberger, U.S. Ambassador; and Mr. Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan Ambassador, also joined the event.

Dr. Colin Green led a 7-day study abroad trip to Northern Ireland over spring break with 8 students from the International Education Program and Curriculum and Instruction Program. The study visit was the culmination of his Fall 2016 semester course titled Identity, Pluralism and Schooling in Conflict-Affected Societies. The group visited The Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security, and Justice at Queen's University Belfast (named in honor of US Senator George Mitchell and his contribution to the N. Ireland Peace Process). They met with graduate students and Professor Lesley Emerson whose work is focused on political identity and citizenship curriculum in primary and post-primary schools. They also met with students, faculty, and chaplains at N. Ireland's 1st religiously-integrated school, Lagan College, and had the opportunity to learn first-hand from personnel in an NGO (Community Relations in Schools) that works on peace-education initiatives in religiously-segregated, disadvantaged communities in Belfast. The group traveled to Ireland's north coast, stopping off at the 'Dark Hedges' from Game of Thrones, and on to Corrymeela, the country's longest-serving peace and reconciliation center. They learned of the center's historical and present-day work in peace-building and conflict-transformation, and participated in educator activities from a curriculum entitled By-standing/Up-standing that seeks to develop ethical choice-making in young adults when confronting religious conflict and strife. The trip was capped by spending St. Patrick's Day back in Belfast, visiting the Titanic Exhibition (voted the World's Leading Tourist Attraction, 2016), and participating in other more typical St. Patrick's Day cultural activities. Even the Irish weather cooperated – it didn't rain most days!

Dean Michael Feuer, Dr. Colin Green, and Maria Ferguson, Executive Director of GSEHD's Center on Education Policy, were quoted in The GW Hatchet's GSEHD partners with education publication for post-election event.

Dr. Laura Engel and Dr. Colin Green hosted the fourth IE@GW seminar supported by the Longview Foundation to kick off International Education Week.