Zachary Green

Zachary Green, Ph.D. is a professor of practice in Leadership Studies and the Director of Leadership Development at The Nonprofit Institute, University of San Diego. He is also lead faculty for the RISE Urban Leadership Fellows. A clinical psychologist by training, Zachary teaches courses on human development, organizational behavior, coaching, human development, dialogue, negotiations, mindfulness, and love. As a practitioner, Zachary’s clients include multinational corporations, government agencies, NGO’s, universities, religious institutions, and nonprofit entities. He has coached top leaders at the World Bank for the better part of two decades.

Zachary received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, completed advanced clinical training at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Georgetown University. He began his consulting career as an associate of what was then the Wharton Center for Applied Leadership. Before completing graduate school, Zachary was a middle school counselor and high school English teacher. He and his students in the Shaker Heights City School District founded the Student Group on Race Relations to address racial divides that came with the integration of schools. The program continues to exist to this day and has been heralded and replicated for its effectiveness in helping young people enter dialogue and learn from each other on how race matters. He began his academic career as a senior scholar for the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland. There he consulted to a four-year process with emerging leaders of Northern Ireland in advance of the Good Friday Accord and facilitated the inaugural convening of the International Leadership Association.