He is an independent consultant and trainer to colleges, universities, churches and spiritual organizations, mental health agencies, and business settings. Dr. Green’s expertise is in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a specific focus on race, racial identity, racism, racial justice, and racial healing.
Dr. Carlton Green has over 20 years of experience working in various roles in public and private higher education settings. His work includes roles in academic and student affairs, multicultural services, residence life, athletics, and counseling services. While building collaborative and empowering relationships with students, faculty, and staff, he has always sought to advocate for institutional policies and programs that promote access and equity for underserved populations.
Dr. Green leverages his expertise related to diversity in higher education and mental health settings in order to provide services that respect the unique perspectives of institutions requesting his services or consultation. He understands that addressing diversity and justice issues in any organization can be emotionally challenging, and he works to ensure that all participants’ voices are heard and validated. Most importantly, he seeks to promote a strengths-based appreciation for diversity, especially among individuals who experience such issues as divisive and negative.
As a higher education administrator, Dr. Green has advised countless student leaders and organizations and developed and executed campus-wide student retention programs. As a mental health professional in college settings, he served as a staff psychologist providing culturally responsive treatment, training, and supervision. In addition, in his role as an Instructor he developed and implemented culturally inclusive curricula for mental health trainees. The demand for culturally-responsive and spiritually-trained clinicians led Dr. Green to become a private practice provider in Maryland in an effort to meet the needs of his community.
Dr. Green has presented workshops on addressing racial trauma in mental health treatment at George Washington University, Gallaudet University, American University, the University of the District of Columbia, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Howard Community College, the University of Delaware, and Texas A&M University. He was also featured as a guest on the Strange Fruit podcast, where he discussed racial trauma and mental health. Additionally, Dr. Green is a member of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. There, he serves as President of the AGAPE Mental Health Ministry, which provides mental health counseling, outreach, and referrals to church members.
Dr. Green is also an active member in the American Psychological Association through the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) and the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44). He was recently elected to serve a three-year term as member at-large for Division 44.
Dr. Green’s dedication to diversity and inclusion facilitated his present appointment as Director of Diversity Training & Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). He has received local and national recognition for his work. At the University of Maryland Division he was receipient of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award, as well as the Champion of Our Community Award by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Staff and Faculty Association. At the national level, he was named the 2016 Diversity Scholar by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies. His contributions to the field also earned him the 2019 Rising Star Award of the National Multicultural Conference & Summit. Also in 2019, the Maryland Psychological Association recognized Dr. Green with the Grady Dale Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Psychology.