Autumn R. Green, PhD.

Director, National Center for Student Parent Programs

Dr. Green is the founding director of NCSPP and a sociologist who has studied student parent experiences and programs for over 15 years. She has stewarded and advised multiple student parent programs and is currently completing a book manuscript (with Dr. Amanda Freeman) on low-income mothers’ access and success in higher education, and conducting a comprehensive national research study to identify student parent programs, and support the use of evidence-based best practices (with Dr. Sheila Katz). Dr. Green is also the creator of The Two-Generation Classroom, a model for post-secondary pedagogy incorporating children in the classroom as learning partners with college students.

From 2013-2018 Dr. Green served as Director of Replication for the Keys to Degrees Program, and Principal Investigator on multiple major grants contributing to efforts that informed the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit and providing ongoing advice and consultation to the project, and to NCSPP Advanced Scholars and Graduate and Undergraduate Research Fellows.

In January 2018, Dr. Green began an appointment as Visiting Scholar at Wellesley Centers for Women, where she is continuing to complete the above research projects while also stewarding NCSPP toward its new identity as an independent nonprofit.