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Autumn Green

Research Scientist


Ph.D., Boston College

agreen7@wellesley[dot]edu


Research interests include higher education, anti-poverty programs, and college access for low-income, first-generation, and non-traditional students.


Autumn Green, Ph.D., is an applied sociologist and nationally recognized scholar in higher education and anti-poverty programs. Her research and advocacy focus on college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and non-traditional students, especially student parents.

As a research scientist at WCW, Dr. Green is finalizing multiple publication projects based on her research on college access and success for student parents and their children, particularly a book-length manuscript (with Amanda Freeman, University of Hartford) tentatively titled Low-Income Parents in Higher Education, with the support of a Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award; she is also working on several article-length manuscripts. Additionally, Dr. Green is developing a pilot and demonstration project proposal for, The Two-Generation Classroom, offering a new approach to postsecondary teaching & learning.


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