Professor Emeritus Francis J. Greene returned to St. Francis College April 23, 2018 to deliver the lecture "St. Francis of Assisi: Sacred Art of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque Eras."
Francis J. Greene Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at St. Francis College, retired in 2014 after teaching at the College for 46 years. He served as Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, Fine Arts and International Cultural Studies for
31 years and, during that time, created a new major in International Cultural Studies with three tracks in European Studies, Latin America and the Caribbean, and International Business. Dr. Greene was a founding member of the College Honors Program and served as its first Director and again later for a total of ten years. He also served as co-Director of the Study Abroad Program, helping to expand greatly the number of students studying abroad. For many years Dr. Greene served on the Board of the United Nations Association of New York and as its Vice-President. He has been widely honored within the College and in the larger academic world, having been named, in the year 2000, Outstanding Professor in New York State by the Carnegie Foundation for Teaching and Learning. He has published and lectured extensively on 19th century architecture, as well as on the architecture and stained glass of Brooklyn. In the past decade his research and teaching have increasingly been focused on Franciscan art and architecture over the centuries. His essays on sacred art are regularly published in Magnificat and he currently teaches courses on Franciscan art and other sacred art and architecture at the Franciscan Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Manhattan.
APOLOGIES FOR THE VIDEO: Due to the darkness in the room, the camera kept refocusing. We hope you don't find it too distracting from the amazing information that Dr. Greene provides.