Catherine Green has worked in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages since 1984, specializing in adult learning, teacher education, professional learning, and, since 1998, online professional learning.
Since joining AIR in 2006, Green has overseen the technology-based professional learning program of the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project, a statewide leadership project. She currently serves as deputy director and a task leader of the LINCS ESL Professional project, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). Beginning in 2010, Green led the technology-based professional development program for another OCTAE initiative, Improving Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education. She is also a member of AIR's Networked Learning Group and in 2013 worked on the U.S. Department of Education Connected Educator initiative.
Before joining AIR, from 1998 to 2006, Green led online and face-to-face teacher education courses for various universities; prior to 1998, she taught ESOL and trained English language teachers in the U.S. and internationally. Among Green’s publications are “Multiple intelligences and online teacher education” in ELT Journal, 59(4), and the two-volume Tasks for Teacher Education: A Reflective Approach (Pearson Education, 1998), co-authored with Rosie Tanner. Green has won three Fulbright Lecturer Scholarships as well as other awards.