Dr. Patrick M. Green Professional Portfolio

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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. In addition, Dr. Green is the Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning and 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 and undergraduate research programs, social justice internship programs, and service-learning partnerships.

Dr. Green received his B.A.  (honors) in history and literature from Loras College (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 community-based learning. 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).  His recently published edited volume focuses 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 conferences; Dr. Green also serves on advisory boards for a number of non-profit organizations. Dr. Green serves as an Engaged Scholar with National Campus Compact and as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCLE).  

Here is an extended biography of Dr. Patrick M. Green.


  • Engaged scholar-practitioner focused on multiple forms of experiential learning and community-based learning pedagogies;
  • Specialization in experiential learning, service-learning, internships, undergraduate research, electronic portfolios, social justice, and community engagement programs in higher education;
  • Research focused on many areas of experiential learning, including curriculum development, reflection as a meaning-making process in experiential learning, the impact of experiential learning on students' skill development, values clarification, and career/vocational development;
  • Professional expertise in curriculum development, academic program implementation, community partnerships development with social service organizations and higher education institutions;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in program development, program evaluation and assessment, staff training, supervision, budgeting, grant writing, curriculum development, teaching, training and development, and service-learning course development;
  • Experience with diverse educational settings and audiences, as well as organizational structures, including secondary education, social services, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions;
  • Educational consultant on experiential learning and program assessment/evaluation with higher education institutions and professional organizations.

Author: Patrick Green
Last modified: 12/20/2019 12:05 PM (EDT)