Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Our Staff

Patrick Green, EdD

Title/s:  Executive Director, CEL, Director of Engaged Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education

Office #:  Sullivan Center 283

Phone: 773.508.3945


External Webpage: https://w.taskstream.com/ts/green259/PatrickMGreenProfessionalPortfolio


Dr. Patrick M. Green, serves as the Executive Director (Founding Director) of Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning since 2007. The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at Loyola University Chicago houses four (4) university-wide programs, including service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and the learning portfolio (ePortfolio) program. As a Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning, Dr. Green teaches a variety of general elective experiential learning courses, engaging students in service-learning, community-based research, internship experiences, and undergraduate research.

Dr. Green received his Honors BA in History and Literature from Loras College (Dubuque, IA), his MA in History at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI), and his Doctorate of Education from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), specializing in leadership in higher education and focusing his research on experiential learning. He has engaged with students and international service-learning in Italy, Peru, El Salvador, and Ghana. He has launched numerous experiential learning programs including social justice internships, social justice research fellowships, internship programs, and service-learning partnerships.

Dr. Green’s research includes the impact of experiential learning programs on skill development and career development (funded by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Research Foundation Grant), the meaning-making processes of reflection in service-learning/experiential learning, and the intersection of electronic portfolios with engaged learning (Inter/national Cohort for Research on ePortfolios). He co-edited a volume on international service-learning entitled Crossing Boundaries: Tension and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus Publishing, 2014). In addition, his research has led to multiple publications, including: The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, (Spring 2007); a chapter in The Future of Service-Learning (2009); a chapter in Undergraduate Research Offices and Programs: Models and Practices (2012) and numerous presentations at national conferences, including the International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), and the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dr. Green serves on a number of non-profit boards and the boards of educational organizations committed to community renewal. He was nominated and chosen as an Engaged Scholar for National Campus Compact, a national organization that fosters civic education and the civic purpose of higher education. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE).


BA in History and Literature, Loras College (Dubuque, IA)

MA in History, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

EdD in Education, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)