School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles

Robert P. Green Jr.

Alumni Distinguished Professor

Office: 404E Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-5108
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

EdD Curriculum and Instruction
University of Virginia 1977

MA United States History
University of Virginia 1972

BA History
University of the South 1970


Green is co-author of Affirmative Action (Greenwood, 2009), contributing author to Harcourt Horizons: United States History (Harcourt, 2003), co-author of American Education: Foundations and Policy (West, 1989), United States History, Vols. I and II (Merrill, 1986), and senior author of The American Tradition: A History of the United States (Merrill, 1984/86). He has contributed articles and chapters to a number of publications. The latter work has focused on religion in the schools, emphasizing the recognition of religious factors in the history of American culture and politics; the use of historiography as a vehicle for fostering effective history teaching; and legal/constitutional aspects of the African American experience. He especially advocates the teaching of history as process rather than merely as a body of content to be memorized. In that regard, he argues that students should be given opportunities to study original historical documents. His books, Equal Protection and the African American Constitutional Experience: A Documentary History (Greenwood, 2000), and The American Civil Rights Movement: A Documentary History (Manchester University Press, 2009) reflect that conviction.

Courses Taught

Principles of American Education
American Educational History
Curriculum Theory
South Carolina History for Teachers
Equity Issues in United States Public Schools
Identity, Schooling, and Democratic Education

Research Interests

Legal/Constitutional aspects of the African American educational experience

Religion and public schools

Teaching history with primary sources