Dr. John C. Green is Director Emeritus of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. His more than 30 years of service at The University of Akron includes time as interim president of the University, dean and interim dean of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, vice dean for liberal arts, chair of the Department of Political Science, and interim chair for five other departments.

He is also a senior research advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a political scholar whose insights are frequently reported by national newspapers and major broadcasters, as well as state and local news outlets. His published works include 9 books, 32 edited books, 39 refereed journal articles and 120 other scholarly and popular publications.

He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.