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The world will never stop giving you things to learn. All you have to do is be willing to listen and open to change.

Raymond Green, Ph.D.
Dean of the Honors College

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New York was his home until he moved to Commerce. Twenty years ago, Ray Green and his wife, Sabrina, left the East Coast for East Texas. Neither planned on staying. Commerce offered a temporary home and a temporary job. But that soon changed. Green found the space to thrive at A&M-Commerce and used this passion when he launched the Honors College in 2007. What was once an understaffed program housed in the moldy basement of Ferguson Social Sciences grew into a nationally-recognized, academic achievement. Since then, Green’s walked with and mentored over 500 Honors Scholars. Now with two kids, Green and his wife are here to stay. While he misses good bagels and pizza, it’s worth it in the end. He found his calling.

A Conversation with Dr. Ray Green

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“Do you want to be known? Do you want people to see the true you? A&M-Commerce provides a place where there are the opportunities of a DI school, but the size where you can still stand out.”

What has been your most memorable moment helping an alum or donor?

“I really have no idea, there are so many moments that matter. One example of knowing that we are doing the right thing is when one of our alumni, who had some tough moments as an undergraduate, called me the night he defended his dissertation to thank me for my support and belief in him.”

How has your role changed since you began working at A&M-Commerce?

“I arrived on campus as an assistant professor of Psychology. I was then blessed with the chance to build my own college. And now I get to play ‘all the roles’ – administrator, professor, amateur counselor, recruiter, and intramural teammate!”

What do you like most about your career?

“I have the opportunity to work with bright and hardworking students on a daily basis. They give me great confidence that our world is being left in caring and competent hands”

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Rutgers University, 1997
  • MS, Social Psychology, Rutgers University, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, Drew University, 1991

Academic Positions

  • Dean, Honors College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2009-present
  • Professor, Psychology, TAMU-C, 2011-present
  • Director, University Honors College, TAMU-C, 2007-2008
  • Director, University Honors Program, TAMU-C, 2006
  • Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology, TAMU-C, 2005-2006
  • Interim Department Head, Psychology and Special Education, TAMU-C, 2002-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, TAMU-C, 2000-2005
  • Instructor, Assistant Professor (Temporary), Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2000
  • Lecturer, Drew University, 1997-2000
  • Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Rutgers, 1991-1996

Awards and Honors

  • Honors Professor of the Decade, 2007-2017
  • Campus Life and Student Development Partnership Award, 2015
  • Honors Professor of the Year, 2010-11
  • Teaching Excellence Award, The Texas A&M System, 2009
  • H.M. Lafferty Teacher of the Year Award, 2004

Research Interests

  • Wellness among Honors Students
  • Naturalistic assessment of gender stereotypes
  • Social Cognition
  • Impostor syndrome

Professional Organizations

  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Great Plains Honors Council
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Psi Chi
  • Society for American Baseball Research

Selected Publications

  • Henley, T.B., Green, R., & Donawho, P. (2017). A Preliminary Consideration of WAR as Evaluation. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 20, 48-52.
  • Anderson-Clark, T.N., & Green, R.J. (2017). Basking in Reflected Glory: The Election of President Obama and Naming Behavior. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(1), 63-76.
  • Leary, T.G., Green, R.J. Denson, K., Schoenfeld, G., Henley, T.B., & Langford, H. (2013). The relationship among dysfunctional leadership dispositions, employee engagement, job satisfaction, and burnout. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 16, 112-130.
  • Green, R.J., Ashmore, R.D., & Manzi, R. (2005). The Structure of Gender Types: A Test of the Elaboration-Encapsulation-Evaluation Framework. Social Cognition, 23, 429-464.
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