Greene, G. K. (gkg6)

Greene, G. Kennedy

Adjunct Associate Professor: Education Policy (EDPA 4046)

Office Location:

213B Main

Office Hours:

Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm

Educational Background

  • Ed.D. in Education Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. in History, College of Arts & Sciences, Lehigh University
  • B.A. in International Business & German, College of Arts & Sciences, Lehigh University

Scholarly Interests

  • Excellence through Equity
  • Ethical Leadership
  • School Finance 
  • Community Schools

Selected Publications

  • Greene, G. K. (2020, May 4). The changes we should expect to take place in schooling. NJ Spotlight.
  • Greene, G. K. (2019, April 16). Community schools could become hubs for delivering resources. NJ Spotlight.
  • Greene, G. K., Huerta, L. A. & Richards, C. E. (2007). Getting real: A different perspective on the relationship between school resources and student outcomes. Journal of Education Finance, 33(1), 49-68.

G. Kennedy (Ken) Greene serves as superintendent of the Newton (NJ) Public Schools, the most recent chapter in more than three decades as a public educator including roles as principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach.  As president of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, he created the NJASA 4 Equity initiative, and is currently a co-director of the Northwest NJ Consortium for Excellence through Equity.  Ken served on NJ Department of Education committees to reopen schools safely during the coronavirus pandemic, and developed a database to analyze and communicate COVID-related health information.  He helped lead a statewide advocacy campaign resulting in greater fairness in the state‚Äôs school funding law, and published a widely-used index to analyze the elements of the formula.  Ken also developed a state-recognized community schools model to bring health and social services directly to students and families in his district.  He is a recipient of NJASA's Distinguished Service Award and has been recognized as Administrator of the Year by his peers in two counties.

Professor Greene has been a founding faculty member of three education leadership programs: the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Urban Principals Academy at Lehigh University; and the Ed.D. Program at Centenary University.  His teaching was honored in 2018 with the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration.


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