Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Rural Sociology, University of Missouri Columbia
John J. Green is Director of the Center for Population Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi. Before joining the UM faculty in 2011, he served in several capacities at Delta State University (2002-2011) in the Division of Social Sciences and History and the Center for Community and Economic Development. John’s research and teaching interests include economic and racial inequality, health systems, agrifood systems, and community development. He has authored/co-authored published articles for peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Agroforestry Systems, Community Development, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Rural Sociology, Sociological Spectrum, Southern Rural Sociology/Journal of Rural Social Sciences), along with book chapters in several edited volumes (e.g. Introduction to Community Development, Sociology of Katrina, The Politics of Globalization, Cultivating Food Justice). John’s professional achievements have been recognized through the Rural Sociological Society’s Award for Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach, and the Community Development Society’s Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Community Development, a peer-reviewed journal of the Community Development Society. John’s BA degree in Political Science and MS degree in Sociology are from Mississippi State University, and he obtained the PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.