Faculty

Jay Phillip Greene

Jay Phillip Greene

Department Head

Endowed Chair

College of Education and Health Professions

(EDRE)-Education Reform

Phone: 479-575-3172

Fax: (479) 575-3196

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Jay P. Greene is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice, culturally enriching field trips, and the effect of schools on non-cognitive and civic values. 

Greene’s work has been published in journals from a diverse set of disciplines, including education (Educational Researcher), sociology (Sociology of Education), public policy (Education Finance and Policy), psychology (Psychology of Music), political science (British Journal of Political Science), and economics (Economics of Education Review). He has also written or edited three books. His research on school choice was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case.

Greene has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. He received his B.A. in history from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University.

Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts,

  • Ph.D. in Political Science in June 1995
  • A.M. in Political Science in November 1991

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts,

  • B.A. in History, Summa Cum Laude in May, 1988

(For full listing see attached CV above)

BOOKS

EDITING

  • Guest Editor, Peabody Journal of Education, Volume 82, Issue 4, 2007.
  • Contributing Editor, Education Next, 2001 – Present.

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, and REVIEWS

SELECTED REPORTS and WORKING PAPERS

SELECTED OP-EDS

  • University of Arkansas, Department Head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform, August 2005 – present
  • The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Senior Fellow, January 2000 – August 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor, July 1997 – May 2001
  • University of Houston, Assistant Professor, July 1994 – July 1997
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, 2008, 2012, 2017
  • Presidential Appointment as a Trustee for the James Madison Memorial Foundation, 2003
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Harvard University, 1994
  • Mellon Dissertation Completion Grant, 1993
  • Harvard MacArthur Fellowship, 1991-92
  • Marshall Scholarship, 1988 – 90 (declined)
  • Truman Scholarship, 1986 – 90
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Younger Scholars Research Grant, 1987
  • Truman Library Research Grant, 1987
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1984 – 88

RECENT EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS

(Total Externally Funded Projects 2005-17 -- $8.2 million)

  • Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab ($150,000, 2017-2019)
  • Principal Investigator, Crystal Bridges School Partnership Evaluation ($1.8 million, 2017-2028)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, School Choice Demonstration Project ($5.75 million, 2005-09)
  • Principal Investigator, School Quality Matrix, ($240,000, 2009-11)
  • Principal Investigator, Most Promising Ideas for Education Reform, ($120,000, 2006-07)
  • Principal Investigator, Education Working Paper Archive, ($100,000, 2005-07)
  • Principal Investigator, Lecture Series, ($25,000, 2006-08)