Director, Master of Entertainment Industry Management Program
Dan Green has worked in TV production on several programs including "ER," "The Sopranos," "Party of Five," "Time of Your Life," "Fantasy Island," "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.," "She TV" and "The West Wing." Green directed the pilot "Munhall" starring George Wendt ("Cheers") and Tom Atkins ("Law and Order"). He directed and produced the film, "Entropy," which toured the country on the festival circuit. His film, "Listen," a documentary about inner-city teens, was marketed as a teaching tool in classrooms throughout the United States.
As a writer, Green's produced work features the film, "Listen." He also wrote and directed several commercials and PSAs. Other writing work includes "Canterbury Air" at Los Angeles City College and Brethren Christian High School, Long Beach, Calif.; "Crew Hours" at Los Angeles 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, Green cast "The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot" for National Geographic Channel. He also cast "Nixon In China, 72" for Central Chinese Television (CCTV), Beijing, China.
He 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 B.A. in acting/directing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He is a graduate of The Second City and the Players Workshop of Second City, both located in Chicago.
Green is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He is the past president of Carnegie Mellon's West Coast Drama Alumni Clan and the past president of the Carnegie Mellon National Alumni Association Board. He was also honored with an Alumni Service Award from the university for his many years of support. In 2005, he delivered the keynote commencement address at Carnegie Mellon University titled, "An Arbitrary Time."