Stanton W. Green

I have split my career between teaching and administration laying the foundation for my current passions: Student Mentoring and the study of environmental change.

For the past three plus decades I have collaborated with faculty and administrators  to develop programs that engage liberal arts faculty and curricula with career and life preparation.  I  focus on developing teaching methods that match classroom learning with life-long learning and creating professional development workshops for faculty, deans and career service professionals that  translate liberal arts learning into the skills and competencies required for  professional success.  

Along with this I have developed major research programs and scholarly publication on the inexorable connections between cultural and environmental change. My most recent teaching, by example, is on the cultural, technological and political dimensions of current climate change crisis.

My work as a teacher, scholar and administrator is grounded in an anthropological experience that supports broad knowledge through the humanities, social sciences and sciences (I like to say from Art History to Zoology) and a tool- kit devoted to cultural diversity. As a result I offer the following skill sets and experiences.


My teaching experience includes a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural and archaeological anthropology, climate change, European Archaeology, History of Anthropology, Scientific Theory and Method, Archaeological Techniques, Statistics.

I have supervised dozens of Masters level theses, and doctoral theses at a variety of institutions in addition to my home school.

Administrative Skill Sets and Experience

Leadership Development   My leadership approach brings a new coherence and integrity to the liberal arts that explicates its relevance to student aspirations and life-long learning  

Through program development, faculty hiring and mentorship, and everyday governance, I have created and implemented a collaborative leadership paradigm for the liberal arts that combines disciplinary integrity, cross-disciplinary and collaboration with a focus on faculty development and student success.  I am a connector.

Strategic Planning Throughout my career I have championed participatory strategic planning  to make  the liberal arts  the relevant foundation of a college education.

The liberal arts provides both the historical and cultural context of learning, and through its content, it exercises the critical skills students need to continue to question and learn about our fast paced changing world.

Student Career Development My career mentorship initiative focuses on connecting a liberal arts foundation with career development. 

Effective student development requires collaboration between academic, career, and student services and employers who hire college graduates. Mutual conversations between professors and career professionals who are seeking talented new employees optimize student success  from admissions to graduation.  

General Education Whatever form a college or university chooses for its core curriculum, it should  prepare students for major study, facilitate graduation and  and provide the critical skills and knowledge for life-long learning and career development. 

I have long experience in general education, from being a faculty senator to a college dean.  I organized a statewide General Education conference  and I have  been assigned the topic of general education as  a middle states reviewer. In all cases I have witnessed core curricula that make graduation more difficulty because of their complexity and proprietary courses that preclude off-campus, transfer or study abroad substitutions.  I cannot stress enough the importance of using general education to expedite undergraduate education.

Honors Programs I have worked closely with University honors programs throughout my career as a professor and administrator. My focus is to make honors accessible to motivated students and faculty and to use the leadership of the honors program to forward excellence by example for the entire university.

Disciplinary Program Review I have formally reviewed the total array of liberal arts and sciences disciplines. I bring broad and deep experience in curriculum, staffing, budgeting, interdisciplinary collaboration and external opportunities and threats.

Accreditation I have supervised accreditation applications and reviews at the university college and department levels for the liberal arts and sciences disciplines including, Art, Theater, Music, communication and psychological counseling and computer science. I have also used accreditation guidelines as benchmarks in those areas where application was not appropriate. 

Faculty Hiring and Evaluation I have long experience in hiring faculty and staff.  I have worked in the area of diversity hiring (a white paper: How to hire a diverse faculty is forthcoming on this website).  


Common to all of my scholarship is a focus on culture and social change. My scholarly activities and publications include local, national and international research, publications and presentations on archaeology, anthropological and historical research on baseball, the history and future of American higher education, and the value of liberal arts education. I bring a scholarly perspective that is rooted in my anthropological experience and applied to my teaching. 

My first scholarly ‘career’ was in archaeology, where I directed major field research in South Carolina and Ireland as well as and grant supported research  in Denmark, France, Massachusetts, and Illinois. As part of this research, I collaborated with Drs. Kathleen Allen and Ezra Zubrow on the first major edited volume on the application of Geographic Information systems in the social sciences.

In the mid 1990’s my scholarship turned to American culture and history. I am a recognized scholar in the field of baseball culture history as an integral part of American culture and geography. In addition to universities and professional organizations, I have given papers at and been published by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and I regularly offer public lectures on topics in Irish Archaeology and Baseball History for the Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Councils for the Humanities. In 2014 I was honored to give a TedTalk  on the Anthropology of Baseball at TedxNavesink.

I have currently returned to my Irish archaeological research in a way that transforms my research on the first settlers and first farmers of Ireland into a broader heritage project. The Creadan Head Heritage Project includes collaboration with Waterford County and Waterford City municipality, the Waterford Institute for Technology, and Waterford Museum and a variety of local heritage groups to create a Heritage Park and Trails that serves to acknowledge the rich prehistory of southeast Ireland and to connect this with environmental change that has influenced the past and threatens the future. This project includes sea level and climate change studies.

 Over the past  4 decades, I have produced a record of scholarship connecting the liberal arts with 21st century careers and related Higher education topics at universities and other regional and national venues. (See CV or specifics).


Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. Prior to this I was Dean of the McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University and Dean of the college of Arts and Sciences at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.. I served as adjunct Professor at University College Cork in 1985, and now hold a visiting position at Waterford Institute of Technology.

I hold a B.A.from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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