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Jay Phillip Greene

Jay Phillip Greene

Department Head, Distinguished Professor

21st Century Endowed Chair in Education Reform


(EDRE)-Education Reform

Phone: 479-575-3162

Fax: (479) 575-3196

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Jay P. Greene is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice, culturally enriching field trips, and the effect of schools on non-cognitive and civic values. 

Greene’s work has been published in journals from a diverse set of disciplines, including education (Educational Researcher), sociology (Sociology of Education), public policy (Education Finance and Policy), psychology (Psychology of Music), political science (British Journal of Political Science), and economics (Economics of Education Review). He has also written or edited three books. His research on school choice was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case.

Greene has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. He received his B.A. in history from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University.

  • University of Arkansas, Department Head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform, August 2005 – present
  • The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Senior Fellow, January 2000 – August 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor, July 1997 – May 2001
  • University of Houston, Assistant Professor, July 1994 – July 1997