John J. Green is the Director of the Center for Population Studies and Professor of Sociology at The University of Mississippi. Previously, he served as Associate Professor of Sociology and Community Development, founding Director of the Institute for Community-Based Research, and Director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at Delta State University. Dr. Green’s research and teaching interests include development and population studies, health disparities and health care, limited resource and minority farmers, the social dimensions of disaster, community-based research, statistics and evaluation. He has authored/co-authored published articles for peer-reviewed journals including Agroforestry Systems, Community Development, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, Rural Sociology, Sociological Spectrum, and Southern Rural Sociology, along with book chapters in several edited volumes (e.g. Sociology of Katrina Editions I and II, The Politics of Globalization, Problem Solving for Better Health and a series of technical reports. With co-author Dr. Anna Kleiner, he wrote the chapter on “Action Research and Evaluation” in the Introduction to Community Development textbook.
Dr. Green is active in the profession, as illustrated through his service to the Rural Sociological Society (former Council Member and former chair of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food, Poverty, and Population Research Interest Groups), Community Development Society (former Council Member and current Journal Editor), and the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association (former President and Treasurer). He was recognized through the Rural Sociological Society’s Award for Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach, and the Community Development Society’s Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award.
B.A., Political Science, Mississippi State University
M.S., Sociology, Mississippi State University
Ph.D., Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia