Patrick M. Green, EdD, serves as the Executive Director (and Founding Director) of the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) 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.
Various Leadership Roles: In addition, 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 service-learning, community-based research, international service-learning, internship experiences, and undergraduate research. 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 research fellowships, community-based research programs, a social justice internship program, undergraduate research programs, academic internship programs, and service-learning partnerships.
During Fall 2019 through Fall 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, and reorganize the unit within the Office of the Provost, focused on student success and retention. Dr. Green has served in many leadership roles at Loyola, including on the Provost Search Committee (2018-2020) and the University Strategic Planning Committee (2019-2020).
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 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.
Research and Scholarship: As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Green has published many scholarly articles in many outlets, and is currently serving as the Guest Editor for a special issue of Metropolitan Universities Journal focused on the intersection of faith and community engagement. He has a recent publication co-authored on the design of learning in experiential education in the Journal of Experiential Education, as well as in the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review. He recently 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 recently 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).
BA in History and Literature, Loras College (Dubuque, IA)
MA in History, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
EdD in Education, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)