Brigham Young University–Hawaii Academic Vice President Isaiah Walker announced the appointment of Dr. Brent Green as the dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Work.
"Brent Green is an exemplary scholar and teacher with an exceptional track record of excellence in his field," Walker said. "I look forward to having him on our Dean's Council and working closely with members of the Faculty of Education & Social Work."
Green brings thirty-two years of experience in teaching English as a second language at the university level. Most recently, Green has been a program director for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program (TESOL) and professor of English language teaching and learning. Green also recently served as the chair of the Faculty Advisory Council. He has been a member of TESOL International Association since 1993 and has been a regular presenter at the annual conference. Green worked at Salt Lake Community College for several years, first as an associate professor in developmental education and then as an associate dean over ESL, academic readiness, and testing.
Green earned a Bachelor of Science in TESOL from BYUH and a master's in TESOL from BYU in Provo. He obtained a doctorate in applied linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Green will assume the position of dean immediately. He is replacing Mark Wolfersberger who is on leave this semester.
Green serves as the bishop of the Laie 5th Ward. He and his wife, Noelani, have four children together and helped raise one niece and four nephews.