Dr. Brenda M. Greene is a professor of English and the founder and executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, where she has worked for over 30 years.
Professor Greene’s research and scholarly work includes composition, African-American literature and multicultural literature. She has extensive publications, grants and presentations in English Studies.
Dr. Greene was a featured scholar on the award-winning Annenberg/PBS video production,Teaching Multicultural Literature in the High Schools. She is also a Leadership Associate for the National Network for Educational Renewal.Greene holds a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Education from New York University.
In her role as executive director of the Center for Black Literature, Greene has continued the tradition of holding the National Black Writers Conferences (NBWCs) that hosted by Medgar Evers College every spring since 1986. Currently, Greene serves as project director for several literary programs which provide high school students access to the black literary arts.
Dr. Greene also hosts a weekly radio program, “Writers on Writing,” which features writers from the African Diaspora, discussing their work and their lives. The show is broadcast in the studios of Medgar Evers College and airs Sundays at 7:00pm over WNYE, 91.5 F.M.
For more than three decades, Dr. Greene has done invaluable work in highlighting the accomplishments of some of the most celebrated (and little-known) writers of the African Diaspora.
The Brooklyn Reader turns the spotlight on the woman behind this world of writing.