January 22, 2015
Cardus is delighted to announce the appointment of Beth Green as its new program director for education. Dr. Green is a prize-winning scholar with an international reputation for research in Christian education. She joined Cardus this week, relocating from the northwest of England, where she directed a Christian education research centre.
“Having a scholar of Dr. Green’s international calibre join the Cardus team is a moment of immense pride for us an organization,” executive-vice president Ray Pennings said in announcing the appointment.
“It demonstrates an evolution in the reach of our educational research, and our commitment to ground-breaking study of Christian schooling. It means, too, that Cardus is welcoming someone so committed to research in the Christian education field that she’s willing to cross an ocean to contribute her gifts to our mission. Beth has already spent time with the team, and we could not be more delighted to have her join us,” Pennings said.
Dr. Green assumed her full-time duties in the Hamilton office, where she will work closely with the executive vice-president further developing the Cardus Education initiative at the University of Notre Dame. She will also be the key point of contact for all stakeholders in Canadian Christian education circles.
Pennings noted Dr. Green’s hiring was the result of a lengthy and intensive search process that attracted interest from the highest quality candidates. Her educational résumé comprises a B.A. (hons) and D.Phil. from Oxford as well as degrees from Cambridge and London Universities.
A former history teacher, she has developed an international reputation for her research into Christian school ethos, leadership and management, teaching and learning, and social theory in education.
“I’m passionate about translating rigorous scholarship and research in Christian education into practices that build the Kingdom of God in institutional structures, processes and pedagogy,” Dr. Green says. “I’ve never believed the purpose of research is to fill dusty library shelves. Its purpose is to engage with—and shape—the lives of practitioners, policy makers and, most importantly, the young people in our schools.”