Jacen Greene

Assistant Director

Jacen Greene is co-founder and assistant director of PSU's Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to addressing issues related to homelessness. He graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an M.B.A. in sustainability from Portland State University, and magna cum laude with a B.A. in China Studies from Willamette University.

Jacen previously managed social innovation programs in PSU's School of Business, and is an instructor, speaker, and author on social entrepreneurship. His books include The Rule of One: The Power of Social Intrapreneurship and Elevating Impact: Case Studies in Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship. He has contributed chapters to Evaluating Changemaker Education and Preparing Students for a Rapidly Changing World. His case studies have won multiple international awards and have been used by more than 4500 students and faculty around the world.

Jacen has led workshops for Mercy Corps, the Fulbright Program, and AmeriCorps, and has presented at the Net Impact Conference, GoGreen PDX, VentureWell OPEN, Ashoka U Exchange, and Social Enterprise World Forum, among many others. He has worked or taught in Uganda, Tunisia, India, China, Cambodia, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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  • B.A.
    Willamette University
  • M.B.A.
    Portland State University