Dr. Daniel T. Green

AAAE 2020 Board Nominee

Dr. Daniel T. Green, AAAE Institutional Member

Bio: Dan Green is the director of the Master of Entertainment Industry Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, a dual-city program in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.  He has taught theater at the University of MI, University of Texas, Carnegie Mellon, LA City College, and East LA College, Dan has directed or produced theater in New York (Playwright’s Horizon, Ensemble Studio Theater), Chicago (Circle Theater, Body Politic, Blue Rider Theater), and Los Angeles (Theater Academy, Magna Carta Theater, The Odyssey, The Whitefire Theater).  He has worked in TV production including ER, THE SOPRANOS, PARTY OF FIVE, FANTASY ISLAND, SHE TV, and THE WEST WING. Dan directed the pilot MUNHALL, starring George Wendt (CHEERS) and Tom Atkins (LAW AND ORDER), and directed and produced the film ENTROPY, which toured the country on the festival circuit. His film LISTEN, about inner city teens, was marketed as a teaching tool in classrooms throughout the US via The Fulfillment Fund.

As a writer, Dan's produced work includes LISTEN, CANTERBURY AIR at Los Angeles City College and Brethren Christian; CREW HOURS at LA City College and AN ELF CHORUS LINE for In the Spotlight Studio in New Jersey. He also directed a reading of his script, THE RULES OF A MUSLIM IN LOVE in Los Angeles. As a Casting Director, Dan cast THE KENNEDY MYSTIQUE: CREATING CAMELOT for National Geographic Channel. He also cast NIXON IN CHINA, ’72 for Central Chinese Television (CCTV), Beijing, China.

Dan received his Ph.D. in higher education and organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University.  His dissertation centered on first-generation student experience at private universities in China using cultural capital as a lens.  He received his MFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and his BA in acting/directing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  He is a graduate of The Second City and the Players Workshop of Second City.

AAAE Position Statement: I’ve considered the commitment of serving on the AAAE Board of Directors, and based on my past involvement on boards, I believe I will prove to be an asset.  This background includes two decades working as a board member of the West Coast Drama Alumni Association including a term as President. I also served as a board member of Carnegie Mellon’s National Alumni Association for eight years including a term as National President. I also severed as an ex-officio member of the CMU Board of Trustees for two years. 

I’ve long been impressed by the AAAE community, in which so many diverse educators converge to discuss pedagogy and best practices without having to define or justify a career in arts education.  I appreciate that AAAE has been advocating for more inclusivity in many areas, and I am particularly delighted to see increased focus on current students and adjunct faculty members who work so tirelessly.  

My goal is to continue to strengthen the AAAE board’s internationally focused commitment within a broad scope of the arts. The AAAE trip to Scotland proved that this forward-facing organization can have a significant impact internationally.  As my dissertation is on first-generation student experiences in China, I have been fortunate to visit many arts organizations in that country. I hope to be a driving force toward AAAE’s first membership meeting in Asia. There is so much to learn from others all over the world, and I believe that AAAE can grow to embrace a role as a beacon of educational excellence in the arts worldwide.