M. Dwaine Greene, Georgetown College’s twenty-fourth President, is a North Carolina native often described as a man of integrity, humility, and strong faith. According to Dr. Greene, these traits took shape in him through the care of his beloved parents, Earl and Nora Greene of Watauga County, in the mountains of North Carolina.
In looking to Georgetown, Dr. Greene said:
“I hold deep respect for what Georgetown College has accomplished during its many decades. Quality academics in concert with faith commitments resonate with me both personally and professionally. Joining such a worthy endeavor at Georgetown College is a high honor. I am humbled to serve as President.”
Dr. Greene, an accomplished administrator, comes to Georgetown from Campbell University, a Baptist institution in Buies Creek, North Carolina, where he was academic vice president and provost from 2001-2013. He is an alumnus of Campbell where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in religion in 1979. He then received his Master of Arts in New Testament from Wake Forest University in 1982, and subsequently completed his Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from the University of Virginia in 1987.
Early in his career, Dr. Greene was chairman of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Chowan College (1986-1990) in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. After four years in that post, he accepted a faculty position at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He served there for eleven years (1990-2001) during which time he was a religion professor, department chairperson, provost/dean of faculty, and, for a brief period, acting president. He then was recruited to his alma mater, Campbell University, to oversee the University’s academic operations.
Dr. Greene is married to the former Carolyn Michael, whom he met during their college years. Originally from Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in mathematics. Dr. and Mrs. Greene have two daughters, Patricia and Meredith, both of whom received their undergraduate degrees from Campbell. Patricia is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and is Associate Pastor/Minister to Families at the First Baptist Church in Rockingham, North Carolina. Meredith holds a doctorate from Wake Forest University, and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Greene has authored scholarly publications in several well-regarded academic journals. He has also maintained numerous professional involvements in connection with his work both as an academician and as an administrator. Of particular significance is his involvement with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
He lists among his hobbies and interests assorted sports and outdoor activities, reading, and piano.