BA, St. Peter's College
MA, Rutgers University
MA, City University
Ph.D, Rutgers University
Dr. Greene’s focus on scholarship and publication is guided by his expertise in 19th and 20th-century French literature and culture, European and American architecture, Franciscanism in art, and ecclesiastical arts and architecture.
Dr. Francis J. Greene has taught at St. Francis College since September 1968 and was one of the co-founders of the College Honors Program. He served as its first Director and continues to serve on the Honors Council and to teach Honors program seminars. Dr. Greene was chosen Outstanding Professor in the New York State for 1999-2000 by the Carnegie Foundation for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the moderator for the College's Duns Scotus Honors Society. He is a frequent speaker/presenter at academic conferences throughout the United States and has published extensively in journals such as The French Review, The Modern Languages Journal, Measure, and Symploke, including the article "Building the New Berlin for the New Millennium." Read the Spotlight.
Recent papers, delivered at scholarly conferences, have included “Religious Awareness in Art” at The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), “Sacred Space: Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona,” at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), “ Charles Peguy and Chartres Cathedral”, at Fordham University.
In July 2011 Dr. Greene conducted research and photography in Berlin, Dessau and Leipzig with the support of a Faculty Development Grant from St. Francis College.
Dr. Greene is a co-editor and contributor to a book entitled “Perspectives on 9/11” (Praeger, 2005). His essay analyzes the proposed memorials for the World Trade Center site. In a public lecture at the College in November 2011 Dr. Greene updated his appraisal of the projects and their execution to date.
Most recently Dr. Greene has completed research and analysis of the 19th-century stained glass windows of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights (Franz Meyer and Company, Munich) which has been published online. In June 2012 he completed a comparable analysis of the 1905 stained glass windows of St. James Cathedral, Brooklyn, which will be published in fall 2012. This year Dr. Greene appeared on Channel 97 (NET) in an episode of the New York Emmy-nominated program, Mysteries of the Church, discussing the changing artistic representations of Christ over the centuries.
Dr. Greene also currently serves as Director of Study Abroad and is a moderator of the Duns Scotus Honor Society.