Central College announces Andrew Green, professor of political science, has been appointed as director of institutional research.
“Andrew will support the senior leadership team in data analysis related to inclusivity and provide support and leadership in preparing for the 2025-26 renewal of accreditation,” says Mary E. M. Strey, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. “He will continue his impressive analysis of Central student retention to help inform a strategic direction for work to increase student success.”
In addition, Green will be responsible for strategic data analysis and assessment, institutional data administration and reporting, and data support for informed decisions by the senior leadership team. He will begin this new role on June 1, 2023.
During his time at Central, Green has been the chair of political science, chair of behavioral sciences, director of the pre-law program and the faculty parliamentarian. He has served as a faculty athletic representative since 2006. His leadership has been recognized by his peers through election to the curriculum committee, the faculty policy committee and the faculty steering committee. He received the Dr. John Wesselink Award for achievement in scholarship having a direct impact on classroom teaching in 2020, the Hutch Bearce Community-Building and Faculty Leadership Award in 2018 and the Iowa Broadcasters Association: First Place Award for Political Coverage in 2008 for Iowa Caucus Live Coverage with Bob Leonard, KNIA/KRLS reporter, and Brian Peterson, former associate dean of curriculum and faculty development.
Green’s leadership outside of Central includes serving as president of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists (IAPS); panel chair at multiple meetings of the IAPS; editorial reviewer on multiple professional journals, books and a video series; and in a variety of leadership capacities for the Advanced Placement US Government and Politics Exam.
Green received his B.A. in political science from Wartburg College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Riverside. He served as a transportation planning analyst for the San Bernardino Associated Governments in San Bernardino, California, and as a lecturer at the University of California, Riverside and adjunct faculty at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He joined the Central faculty as an assistant professor of political science in 2005.