Patrick Green, EdD
Executive Director, CELTS, Director of Engaged Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education
BA in History and Literature, Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
MA in History, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
EdD in Education, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)
Patrick M. Green, EdD, serves as the Executive Director (and Founding Director) of the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS) at Loyola University Chicago, overseeing the service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and learning portfolio programs. Dr. Green also serves as the Director of Engaged Learning, in which he supports the University Engaged Learning requirement, facilitating faculty professional development programs that foster learning innovation and experiential pedagogical strategies for curricular enhancement.
Teaching Roles: Dr. Green serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Green teaches a variety of general elective experiential learning courses, engaging students in community-based learning, community-based research, international service-learning, internship experiences, and undergraduate research. Each of the courses meet the Engaged Learning University Requirement at Loyola University Chicago. He also teaches in the Higher Education Program in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago. He has engaged with students through international service-learning in Italy, Peru, El Salvador, and Ghana. He has launched numerous experiential learning programs including social justice research fellowships, community-based research programs, a social justice internship program, undergraduate research programs, academic internship programs, and service-learning partnerships.
Scholar-Administrator: Dr. Green was recently awarded the 2022 Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). This prestigious award "honors a bold, mid-career scholar-administrator whose leadership and intellectual voice illuminates the transformative power of urban and metropolitan higher education. Holland Scholars are respected, strategic leaders across their institution who are known for contributing to cutting-edge research related to their administrative role." Green was honored with an award presentation at the 2022 CUMU Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
Various Leadership Roles: Dr. Green has served in many leadership roles at Loyola, including on the Provost Search Committee (2018-2020) and the University Strategic Planning Committee (2019-2021). Dr. Green most recently served as the search chair for the Associate Vice President for Student Success (2021-2022). During Fall 2019 through Winter 2020, for over a year, Dr. Green served in the leadership position as the Interim Assistant Provost for Student Academic Services. During this period, he worked with the staff to launch a university-wide student success technology platform, re-cast the First Year Text reading program to a University-wide reading program entitled Rambler Read, shift to online academic support services, facilitate the successful reapplication of the federal student support services (TRIO) grant, advocate for and approve multiple full-time positions, elevate career services, and reorganize the unit within the Office of the Provost, focused on student success and retention.
Educational Background: Dr. Green received his B.A. in history and literature with an Honors Liberal Arts degree from Loras College summa cum laude (Dubuque, IA), M.A. in history from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), specializing in leadership in higher education. Dr Green has numerous certifications accomplished through the completion of trainings, including the SEE Experiential Education Academy, the ABCD Institute, and the Project on Civic Reflection. He serves as a faculty member with the Experiential Education Academy of the Society for Experiential Education.
Research and Scholarship: Dr. Green focused his research on experiential education, specifically the intersection of teaching and learning with community-based learning. As a scholar-administrator and learning innovation professional, Dr. Green has engaged in scholarly writing informed by his years of experience and practice in the higher education field. Dr. Green has published many scholarly articles in many outlets. Throughout 2021-22, he served as the Guest Editor of Experiential Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ELTHE), the premier journal of the Society for Experiential Education. He also recently served as the Guest Editor for a special issue of Metropolitan Universities Journal focused on place-based pedagogy (spring, 2023) and on the intersection of faith and community engagement (December 2020). He has recent publications co-authored on the design of learning in experiential education in the Journal of Experiential Education, Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, as well as in the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review. He is the Guest Editor for upcoming issues of Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal focused on Hope and Imagination in Jesuit Education for Fall 2023. He is also a Guest Editor for an upcoming special issue of the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) for the Fall 2023 issue.
In 2018, he completed a co-edited volume focused on the intersections of faculty development and service learning /community engagement entitled Re-conceptualizing faculty development in service-learning / community engagement: Exploring intersections, frameworks, and models of practice (Stylus Publishing, 2018). In addition, he co-authored a chapter entitled Paving New Professional Pathways for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (Stylus Publishing, 2016). He also published an edited volume focusing on international service-learning, entitled Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2014).
His research has led to multiple publications and his scholarship has led to numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Green also served on advisory boards for a number of non-profit organizations. Dr. Green serves as an Engaged Scholar with National Campus Compact and served as the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE). He currently serves as the Scholar-in-Residence with IARSLCE developing the Practitioner Scholar Community curriculum around developing the role of practitioner-scholar and contributing to the field through knowledge-making artifacts that emerge from inquiry into practice. In addition, Dr. Green serves as an Engaged Scholar with the Society for Experiential Education (formerly NSEE), facilitating the SEE Fellows program, leading national collaborative partnerships, and fostering scholarly projects focused on experiential education. He was recently nominated and elected to serve on the Board of SEE, September 2021 - 2025