John Robert Greene, Ph.D.

John Robert Greene

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Syracuse University
B.A., M.A., St. Bonaventure University

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
205 Eddy Hall

John Robert (Bob) Greene has taught at Cazenovia College for the past forty-three years. He also serves as the Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College Archivist, the director of the History Program, the co-director of the Dual Major in History and Social Science, the director of the Washburn Teaching and Research Fellowship Program, and the co-director of the Wheler Great Lives Speaker Series. Dr. Greene’s teaching and writing specialty lies in American Political History, particularly the American Presidency. He has written or edited twenty books, many of which have utilized Cazenovia College students as research assistants, and several of which have featured the published writings of those students. In 1993 he was named Distinguished Faculty Member; in 2000 he was awarded Cazenovia College's first endowed chair; in 2020 he was awarded the college's Distinguished Service Award.

  • Professor Emeritus (2023)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Chi (2022)
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2021
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society for Leadership and Success, 2018)
  • Ellie Wilson Award (Alumni Service), 2016
  • Paul J. Schupf Professor, History and Humanities (appointed to chair, 2000)
  • Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Cazenovia College (1993)
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda (National Honor Society, Continuing Education)
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma (National Honor Society)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Pi Delta Epsilon (Journalism)
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Who's Who in the East
  • Who's Who Among Teachers
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Over One Hundred Articles and Reviews.
  • BOOK: The Presidency of George W. Bush (Univ. Press of Kansas, Oct. 2021)
  • BOOK: I Like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952 (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2017)
  • BOOK: The Presidency of George H.W. Bush (2nd. ed., Expanded, Univ. Press of Kansas, 2015)
  • BOOK: America in the 1960s (Syracuse University Press, 2010)
  • BOOK: Presidential Profiles: The George W. Bush Years (Facts-on-File, 2010)
  • BOOK: Presidential Profiles: The Nixon and Ford Years (Facts-on-File, 2006)
  • BOOK: Presidential Profiles: The George H.W. Bush Years (Facts-on-File, 2006)
  • BOOK: Betty Ford: Candor and Courage in the White House (University Press of Kansas, 2004)
  • BOOK: The Hill: An Illustrated Biography of Syracuse University (Syracuse University Press, 2000)
  • BOOK: Generations of Excellence: An Illustrated Biography of Cazenovia College (2000)
  • BOOK: The Presidency of George Bush (University Press of Kansas, 2000)
  • BOOK: Syracuse University: The Eggers Years (Syracuse University Press, 1998)
  • BOOK: A Brief Guide to Effective Speaking (Joint Authorship; Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1997)
  • BOOK: Syracuse University: The Tolley Years (Syracuse University Press, 1996)
  • BOOK: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford (University Press of Kansas, 1995)
  • BOOK: The Limits of Power: The Nixon and Ford Administrations (Indiana University Press, 1993)
  • BOOK: The Speech: A Guide to Effective Speaking (Joint Authorship; Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1993)
  • BOOK: The Quest: A Guide to the Job Interview (Joint Authorship; Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1991)
  • BOOK: The Crusade: The Presidential Election of 1952 (University Press of America, 1985)
  • Many National and Local Presentations and Speeches.
  • Script Advisor: "Betty Ford: The Real Deal" (PBS; 2009)
  • Commentator and Script Advisor: "American Experience: George W. Bush." (PBS; 2008)
  • Commentator and Script Advisor: “To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidency.” (History Channel; 2005)
  • Commentator: “William Henry Seward: Lincoln’s Right Hand Man.” (PBS; 2000)
  • Commentator “George Bush.” Episode of C-SPAN’s “American Presidents” Series (1999)
  • Commentator and Script Advisor: "Running Mate."(PBS; 1996)

Interviewed On/In over one hundred local and national print and broadcast media outlets, including: AP and UPI, Buffalo Evening News, Los Angeles Times, National Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Post, Kansas City Star, C-SPAN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, PBS, Voice of America, and many Central New York television and radio stations.

  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians