Claudia G. Green is a tenured Associate Professor of Management with over 20 years of teaching experience and a successful research program at Pace University, Lubin School of Business where she has also been the Director of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program for the last 17 years. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship where she has conducted and published research on social entrepreneurship with a focus on tourism.
In 2014, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars awarded Dr. Green a 5-year contract as a Fulbright Specialist. Her projects have been associated with sustainable tourism development and social entrepreneurship focusing on developing countries including Brazil. As a Fulbright Specialist, she has been collaborating with Brazilian universities on business school curriculum design and case study research in sustainable development and social entrepreneurship.
Over a period of 15 consecutive years, she has led more than 500 Pace University business school students to Brazil for an annual international management field study. These service learning field studies provide the students a hands-on experience working with sustainable enterprises and social entrepreneurs in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
She is a regular guest speaker and research collaborator with colleagues at the NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the most recent research collaborations was the development of a Global Corporate Travel Index 2016 for Business Travel News. In 2008 she collaborated with the Kingdom of Morocco and Aid to Artisans (a US based non profit organization that creates economic opportunities for low-income artisan groups around the world) to assess the viability of a “Made in Morocco” certification process to assure the sustainability of Moroccan art tourism and exports.
Her most recent publications include a chapter in Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Workbook of Cases, Exercises, and Commentaries as part of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Book Collection and an article in the Journal of Business Ethics Education. She has presented her research in Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai and the United States.
She earned her PhD at Virginia Tech and was formerly an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has completed course work at the Columbia University Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability. As a PhD and registered dietitian, she has been awarded numerous USDA grants and contracts related to nutrition, food safety and quality management practices in US National School Lunch and WIC Programs. As a Faculty Intern, she also worked at Marriott Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. As a former business entrepreneur, she owned and managed her own restaurant, bakery and catering company in Greensboro, North Carolina.