Assistant Director, Family Development and Resource Management;
Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist;
College Station, Texas 77843-2251
Dr. Stephen Green is Assistant Director of the Family Development and Resource Management unit and a professor and child development specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Programs developed by Dr. Green, such as Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED), Parenting Connections, and the Early Childhood Educator Online Training Program, have been shown to improve participants’ quality of life, build stronger family relationships, and enhance employment opportunities for professionals in the early childhood industry. Dr. Green has obtained more than $5.5 million in grants and contracts to develop and implement Extension outreach programs.
During his 15-year Extension career, Dr. Green has delivered over 280 educational presentations, reaching more than 16,000 Texans. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal articles, book chapters, curricula, online courses, leader lessons, fact sheets, and newsletter articles. Award-winning curricula developed by Dr. Green have enriched the lives of thousands of families in Texas and beyond. The FRED program is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways to involve fathers in their children’s early literacy development, and has been implemented with tens of thousands of families in nationally and internationally.
In addition to his work in the fatherhood field, Dr. Green is also widely recognized for his scholarly and creative work related to early childhood issues. His Early Childhood Educator Online Training Program is one of the leading online professional development platforms for early childhood educators in the nation. Since 2009, over 765,000 online courses have been completed by child care providers and directors in the U.S.
Dr. Green’s education consists of a Ph.D. in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech University, a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.
Last updated: January 4, 2016