James Albert Greene, M.S.S.W.


Dr. Richard D. Howe, “James Albert Greene, M.S.S.W.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/48014.

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James Albert Greene, M.S.S.W.


Appalachian State University
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Dr. Richard D. Howe




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Boone (N.C.)

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Professor Emeritus

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Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Psychological Counseling James Albert (Al) Greene (November 6,1940-), was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Greene received his B.A. degree (1962) in sociology and Spanish from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He earned his M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work in 1964. Prior to joining the staff at Appalachian State University, Greene worked as a psychiatric social worker at Milledgeville State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia (June 1964July 1966). He was the alcoholism project director at the Sumter-Clarendon-Kershaw Mental Health Center, Sumter, South Carolina. From August 1966 to June 1969, and from July 1969 to August 1973, he was the director of Community Services, South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. In 1973, Greene began his career at Appalachian State University as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and as director of the Developmental Evaluation Center. He became acting chair of the Department of Clinical Services and director of the Employee Assistance Service at Appalachian State in January 1975, serving in the latter capacity until July 1991. Mr. Greene became a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (formerly Counselor Education and Research) in July 1982. During his career, Greene was affiliated with several professional organizations. He was chair of the North Carolina Drug Commission from 1978 to 1981 and vice-chair of the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services from 1981 to 1992. He has been a consultant to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services-Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Regional Office, Atlanta, Georgia (1972-1980) and to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Washington, District of Columbia (1980). Greene continues as a consultant to the New River Mental Health Center, Boone, North Carolina; to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation; and to the San Martin de Porres Center, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Greene has received the Annual Achievement Award of the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (1993); the President's Award for Outstanding Achievement, North Carolina Employee Assistance Professional Association (1955); and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, conferred by Governor Hunt (1981) and by Governor Martin (1992). His organizational memberships are in the Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers; the Phi Alpha Honorary Social Work Society; and Addictions Professionals of North Carolina. Greene's publications are the following: • Greene, A., "The Mental Health Center as a Base for a Community Alcoholism Program: The Sumter Experience." Arete 1.2 (1970). • Greene, A., and W. Schneider. "Attitude Changes Toward Alcoholics Following Participation in a School of Alcohol Studies. "Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 12.1 (1972). • Greene, A., and T. Sack. "Bolivia, a Nation Torn Apart by Cocaine." Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 12.8 (1988). • Greene, A., and G. Sausser. A Practical Approach to Therapy with the Chemically Dependent Person. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 1994. Greene has also made numerous professional presentations at state, regional, and national conferences. In June 2001, Greene retired after twenty-eight years of service to Appalachian State University. He was awarded emeritus status by the Board of Trustees the same year. Sources: Appalachian State University files, personal correspondence, and long association. -Dr. Richard D. Howe

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