Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Seth Green

Title/s:  Executive Lecturer and Founding Director, Baumhart Center

Office #:  Schreiber 820

Phone: 312.915.6781



Seth Green is the founding director of the Baumhart Center, an interdisciplinary center at Loyola University Chicago that prepares leaders to tackle society's most pressing challenges through education, engagement, and research.  Seth is also an executive lecturer in Loyola's Management Department, where he teaches courses on nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility. 

Seth joined Quinlan after leading three social ventures at the forefront of fighting poverty and expanding opportunity.  Most recently, Seth served as executive director of Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), a Chicagoland nonprofit that prepares low-income youth for post-secondary and life success. During his tenure, he spearheaded a three-fold expansion of Y.O.U.'s programs and he envisioned and led a $16.4 million fundraising campaign to build a new youth center and financial endowment.

Seth began his career as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with private sector clients on strategic planning and change management. A recipient of McKinsey’s Community Fellowship, he spent one year of his time at the firm supporting nonprofit clients, including the Gates Foundation and United Way.

Seth is a sought after speaker and frequent media contributor, having served as a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CNN, and MSNBC, and having written op-eds for the Christian Science Monitor, Crain's, and Fortune Magazine.  His work has been featured by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  For his social innovation leadership, Utne Reader named Seth one of 50 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2007
  • MSt, Humanities Division, Oxford University, 2003 (on Marshall Scholarship)
  • MSc, International Development Department, London School of Economics, 2002 (on Marshall Scholarship)
  • AB, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 2001

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Harvey Kapnick Center for Business Institutions, Northwestern University, 2014-2017

Research Interests

  • Corporate social innovation
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Social entrepreneurship

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Business & Society Review, Member of Editorial Review Board
  • Chicago Community Trust, Member of Social Impact Advisory Panel
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Judge of James Tyree Emerging Business Leader Award
  • Concordia Place, Member of Advisory Council
  • Economic Club of Chicago, Member
  • Loyola Limited, Member of Council of ADvisors
  • Network for Social Work Management, Chair of 30th Annual Management Conference
  • United Way of Metro Chicago, Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair for Nonprofit/Public Sector
  • YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Member of Impact Investing Advisory Council