Henry Green, Ph.D.
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 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/Sephardic Studies Program (1984-2001) and the founding executive director 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 (200-2003). He continues to conduct social policy research in the areas of education and health for foundations and the government. His current research, " The Forgotten Exodus " , documents the lives of Jewish refugees (approximately 1 million) from Islamic lands and parallels projects concerning Holocaust testimonies. He teaches courses on modern Israel (REL 375/JUS 375), Jewish Civilization (REL 231/JUS 231), American Jewry (REL 334/JUS 360), and spirituality and education (REL 408), a course that pioneers the concept of holistic education and includes meditation and community service.