Robert Greene


(414) 288-4037
Lalumiere Language Hall, 108



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I started my life giving happiness and even financial help to my family. My sister and I were the first twins born in Passaic County, New Jersey, in 1955. As a reward, my mother received $500.00 in free merchandise from Speigel’s department store for her bundles of joy.

After graduating from high school in 1973, I attended Fordham University for two years. In 1978, I moved to Denver, CO, returned to college and completed my undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. After leaving Denver in 1986, my wife and I moved to Illinois where I began my teaching career at a small, rural high school in Mount Sterling, IL, where I taught my first sociology classes, However, the “culture shock’ of rural living motivated me to complete my master’s degree.


I took a year off from teaching to complete my master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, majoring in American history with a minor in Twentieth Century European history. My family moved to Madison, WI, and one year later I began teaching high school sociology, psychology, and history at Greenfield High School. I remained there for thirteen years, although on the side I began teaching college sociology at Milwaukee’s Alverno College in 1998.

I am currently working on  research, which focuses on service learning in higher education and transformational learning theory. I am interested in whether the experience of service learning enhances the likelihood that students will be transformed as a result of that experience. My experiences in teaching at Marquette and using Service Learning in my classes created my interest in that question.


I am the co-author of the high school sociology text, Sociology and You, which now is in its 2nd edition and thirteenth year of publication. In addition, my simulation game, Harmonyville: A Simulation for Understanding Racial and Residential Segregation was published in 2006 in the American Sociological Association’s Innovative Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts.


Contact the Department of
Social and Cultural Sciences

Lalumiere Language Hall, Room 340
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-6838 | Fax: (414) 288-6444