Jennifer Green, Ph.D.

She/Her/Hers, Professor; Director of the ELL/Bilingual Education Endorsement Program



Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A. (Social Studies Education 7-12 and Scandinavian Studies)

School for International Training, M.A.T. (TESOL)

University of Connecticut, Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction)


I teach a variety of courses in the ELL/Bilingual Education Endorsement Program.


My research focuses on pre-service and in-service teacher understanding of disciplinary language and teaching methods.  I use Systemic Functional Linguistics as my primary lens for thinking about language.  I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. 


Selected Publications:

  • Carney, J., Chu, M., Green, J., Nutting, W., Donnelly, S., Clancy, A., Riddle Buly, M., & Carroll (2019). Creating synergies for change. Teachers College Record, 121 (12) 
  • Wright-Maley, C. and Green J. (2018). Bitter challenge; Swede success: Simulating language learning experiences in social studies classrooms. In Teaching history and social studies to English language learners: Preparing pre-service and in-service teachers (1st ed.) de Oliveira, L. C. and Obenshain K.M. (eds). Palgrave MacMillan  
  • Wright-Maley, C., and Green, J. (April 2015). Experiencing the needs and challenges of ELLs: Improving knowledge and efficacy of preservice teachers through the use of a language immersion simulation. Cogent Education DOI 10.1080/2331186X.2015.1030176  
  • Green, J. D.  (April, 2015). Language detectives: Teaching and learning about suffixes. The Reading Teacher 68(7), 539-547. doi:10.1002/trtr.1350