Distinguished Alumni Education Division

Kimberly A. Greene, MA '93, EdD '99

Kimberly A. Greene, MA ’93, EdD ’99

Greene is an associate professor of education and founding director of the Center for Instructional Innovation at Brandman University in Irvine, California. As Brandman’s chief instructional designer and consulting technologist, she was instrumental in implementing the university’s transition from a traditional classroom format to a blended and fully online instruction delivery format. Greene also works as an educational media specialist for EdTech 21, a consultancy in Santa Monica, California, providing educational curriculum development services for corporate and public sector clients.

Her recent academic research has focused on her expertise in creating online learning systems, including her article, “Transitioning an Adult-Serving University to a Blended Model,” published in the Journal of Continuing Higher Education. She is also the author of the Afghan Family Health Book (2004), a talking book that teaches basic survival skills to Afghani women, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Greene is the creator and author of the internationally successful young adult novel Pop Star series, which includes My Sister’s a Pop Star, I’m So Not a Pop Star, and My Life on TV.

The 2010 recipient of the Brandman University School of Education Faculty Mentor of the Year award, she has served as president of the board of the Virginia Avenue Project in Santa Monica and as a school board member for the Academy of Recording Arts charter high school in Los Angeles.

After receiving her bachelor of fine arts in theatre from New York University, she earned her master’s degree in education and her doctor of education from the GSEP in 1993 and 1999, respectively.

Greene resides with her husband, Todd, and son, Grady, in Santa Monica.

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