Celeste Greene

Celeste Greene

University of Virginia

Dr. Celeste Greene graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  She earned her Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University, where she focused on Urban Economic Development and earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University where her dissertation focused on the issue of environmental justice. 

Dr. Greene worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Protection Specialist and served as a Legislative Aide to former Congressman Leon Panetta.

Dr. Greene worked as a professor of Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University, San Diego State University, and University of Virginia, where she currently serves as Associate Professor and Program Director of the Graduate Certificates in Public Administration and Leadership. Her research focuses on environmental justice, local government financial management, and quality of life issues. 

Dr. Greene has written many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent project is a book to be published in 2022 titled “Environmental Justice and Resiliency in an Age of Uncertainty,” in which she serves as editor and lead author. Her work has appeared in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Business and Public Affairs, and Journal of Emergency Management.

Dr. Green was appointed in December 2021 to serve on the Environmental Management Advisory Board as a special government employee and provide expert advice on environmental justice and intergovernmental and stakeholder engagement.