Colin Green

Colin Green
Interim Senior Associate Dean
Associate Professor
Curriculum & Pedagogy
(202) 994-0997


Dr. Green has almost 30 years of experience in elementary teaching, teacher education, and curriculum and pedagogy work in Northern Ireland and the U.S. Dr. Green teaches and conducts research in the social foundations of curriculum and pedagogy, international education, and elementary teacher education. He has presented and published in the fields of urban education, elementary school literacy education, gender, and comparative schooling.

Dr. Green co-directs a new certificate program entitled: Incorporating International Perspectives in Education. Students can dual-enroll in the Certificate as part of their M.A. or Ed.D. programs in Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. Green has been the recipient of a number of grants from both the federal government and from foundations. He is currently working on a project to study “Identity, Pluralism and Education”, using Israel and Northern Ireland as comparative case studies.


Ed.D., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Queens University, Belfast
B.A., Queens University, Belfast


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, 1 vol. London: Routledge.

In the News

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.

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.