John J. Green, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Population Studies and professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, where he also serves as director of the minor in society and health and affiliated faculty with the School of Law. He served in several capacities at Delta State University prior to joining the UM faculty. Green’s research and teaching interests include population studies to inform community development and population health. His bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in sociology are from Mississippi State University, and he obtained a Ph.D. in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Green has authored or co-authored published articles for peer-reviewed journals along with book chapters in several edited volumes. His professional achievements have been recognized through the Rural Sociological Society’s Award for Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach and the Community Development Society’s Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award. He served as editor-in-chief of Community Development, a peer-reviewed journal of the Community Development Society, for five years, and he is currently president-elect of the Southern Rural Sociological Association.