Henry A. Green, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-4375
Locator Code:
4651

 
About

Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk populations in Israel); The Economic and Social Origins of Gnosticism (Jewish origins from a sociological perspective); Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida; and Gesher Vakesher, Bridges and Bonds: The Life of Leon Kronish (the Israelization of American Jewry and the story of Jewish Miami) and many articles. Professor Green is the former Director of the Judaic Studies Program (1984-2000).  Dr. Green introduced a Sephardic Studies concentration during his tenure.  He is the Founding Director of Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida (1985-1993), the project to create a traveling exhibit documenting Jewish life in Florida which led to the founding of the Jewish Museum of Florida.  He has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto. Among his awards are the Canada Council, the Israel Fellowship, and the Skirball Fellowship (Oxford University, England). Professor Green led the effort to establish first locally, and then nationally, a literacy and school readiness program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY) and served as national chair (2000-2003).   Currently, Professor Green is the International Director of Sephardi Voices.  The project’s mission is to record, document and preserve the memories of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews, to make them digitally accessible similar to the Shoah/Holocaust project and to immortalize the legacy that stretches back to the prophet Jeremiah, the writings of the Talmud and Maimonides. His course offerings include REL 231, Jewish Civilization, REL 334, The American Jewish Experience: Hollywood and Popular Culture, REL 375, Modern Israel, REL 409, Human Rights: Refugees from the Middle East, MALS 599, Spirituality and Education.

 For more, please visit his Wikipedia page.

Career

Education

Ph.D. St. Andrews University (Britain)
Postgraduate Sorbonne (France) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

Professional Experience

- International Director , Sephardi Voices
1984 - Professor , University of Miami
1984 - 2000Director of the Judaic Studies Program, University of Miami
- Visiting Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Visiting Fellow, Oxford University
- Visiting Fellow, University of Toronto

Honors & Acknowledgements

The Canada Council
The Israel Fellowship
The Skirball Fellowship (Oxford University, England)
Research

Research Projects

Founding Director of Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida

(1985-1993)

The project to create a traveling exhibit documenting Jewish life in Florida which led to the founding of the Jewish Museum of Florida

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY
Professor Green led the effort to establish first locally, and then nationally, a literacy and school readiness program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY) and served as national chair (2000-2003).

Publications

Henry Green Research in Action

SUMMARY: education of at-risk populations in Israel

Henry Green The Economic and Social Origins of Gnosticism

SUMMARY: Jewish origins from a sociological perspective

Henry Green Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida


Henry Green Gesher Vakesher, Bridges and Bonds: The Life of Leon Kronish