Greene, Jay

Jay P. Greene is department head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice and the effects of culturally enriching field trips to art museums and theaters on students.

His research was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers. His articles have appeared in policy journals, such as The Public Interest, City Journal, and Education Next, in academic journals, such as Education Finance and PolicyEconomics of Education Review, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, as well as in major newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Jay Greene is the author of Education Myths (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) and Why America Needs School Choice (Encounter Broadside, 2011).

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 in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University in 1995.

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