Dr. John Green
Dr. John Green, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Community Development in the Division of Social Sciences at Delta State University, was recently selected President-elect of the Alabama/Mississippi Sociological Association (A-MSA).
On February 21 and 22, Delta State University students and faculty attended and presented research at the 2008 Alabama/Mississippi Sociological Association meeting held on the campus of Mississippi State University.
The Association seeks to promote and develop the discipline of sociology throughout the two-state region, working with faculty and students. At this year’s meeting, Green hosted a workshop entitled “Applying Sociological Knowledge in the Public Sphere through Community-Based Research and Evaluation.”
Green will serve as President-elect for 2008-2009, assisting President Dr. David LoConto of Jacksonville State University in Alabama and the Alabama/Mississippi Sociological Association board for the 2009 meeting. Then he will serve as President from 2009-2010.
The 2010 Alabama/Mississippi Sociological Association meeting will be held on the campus of Delta State University.
In addition to teaching and advising responsibilities, Green is the founding Director of the Institute for Community-Based Research at Delta State University. A collaborative partnership between the Division of Social Sciences and the Center for Community and Economic Development, the Institute works with students, faculty and community organizations to engage in applied research.
He also serves as Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Community Development Program. His research and teaching interests include organizations in the process of development, sustainability, globalization, food systems, health and health care, poverty and disasters.
Green received his B.A. degree in Political Science and M.S. degree in Sociology from Mississippi State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His dissertation focused on minority and limited resource farmers’ cooperative organizations.