Professor Emeritus of Philosophy &
Education. Teachers College
New York, NY
Maxine Greene is professor emeritus and was the founder and director of the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, which functioned during the time of her tenured professorship there. She is a past president of the Philosophy of Education Society, the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Also a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of nine honorary degrees, Greene has lectured widely at universities and educational associations nationwide. She has authored six books, among them The Public School and the Private Vision (The New Press, 2007), Teacher as Stranger: Educational Philosophy in the Modern Age (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1973), and The Dialectic of Freedom (Teachers College Press, 1988). Greene has been at the forefront of educational philosophy for well over half a century.
She is the recipient of Honorary Degrees in the Humanities from Lehigh University, Hofstra University, the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Indiana, Goddard College, Bank Street College, Nazareth College, McGill University, College Misericordia and Binghamton University.
She was awarded the Medal of Honor from Teachers College and Barnard College; Educator of the Year Award from Phi Delta Kappa; the Scholarly Achievement Award from Barnard College; AERA's Lifetime Achievement Award; and received a Fulbright fellowship, which took her to New Zealand.
She founded the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education in 2003. Most recently she was a founding member of the Maxine Greene Institute for Aesthetic Education and Social Imagination and is it’s current president.