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Dr. Charles Green
Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • First Year Seminar
  • Race in America

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  • B.A. in Psychology and Communication from Trevecca College, 1978
  • M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida, 1980
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida, 1983

Research and Other Professional Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Race in America

Brief Biography

In 1999, after seven years as director of Hope's Frost Center for Social Science Research, Charles Green began directing a new initiative at the college, the Phelps Scholars Program. "PSP" is open to all incoming Hope students who are interested in issues of race and culture. During their first year, Phelps Scholars live together in the same residence hall, take their First-Year Seminar together, and learn how to go about creating community together. There are between 50 and 60 Phelps Scholars in a typical year, about half of them White American students and about half American students of color or international students. Charles has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the students and has appreciated the opportunity to apply his professional interests in race and racism in this very practical way. The only drawback has been that having an office in the basement of Scott Hall has decreased his opportunities to interact with the students and faculty in the Psychology Department. His colleagues there, however, continue to be his primary source of identification and support on campus.

Contact Information

Dr. Charles Green
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7725
fax: 616-395-7163