Green named Batschelet chaired professor of educational administration

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Preston C. Green III, professor of educational leadership and law, has been appointed the Batschelet chaired professor of educational administration in Penn State’s College of Education. His term begins March 1.

Green is professor-in-charge of the College’s Educational Leadership Program. He has a joint appointment with Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. Green helped develop Penn State's joint degree programs in law and education. He also is the director of the annual Law and Education Institute at Penn State, which provides instruction on educational law to teachers, administrators and attorneys.

Green's research focuses on the legal issues surrounding school choice and educational access. He has written three books and nearly 50 articles and book chapters on educational law issues.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as Batschelet chair,” said Green. “I will use the chair as a forum for promoting research on educational law and policy issues. I will also continue my work in helping educators and attorneys understand how law impacts schools.”

Green holds doctoral degree in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and a juris doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law.

“Preston Green is an outstanding scholar whose work is situated at the cutting edge of his field,” said David H. Monk, dean of the College of Education. “He has a remarkable ability to span boundaries and to frame important questions that prompt the creation of highly effective collaborative research teams. We are very pleased to recognize and support Dr. Green’s accomplishments with this appointment.”

The Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair of Educational Administration is intended to continue and further scholarly excellence through contributions to instruction, research, and public service to support the field of educational administration. It was established in 2001 as the result of a gift from Batschelet, former vice president for financial development at the American National Red Cross and 1953 graduate of the College of Education.

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Last Updated March 21, 2011