George R. Greenidge, Jr.

Sociology, Georgia State University


George R. Greenidge, Jr. is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology wth a concentration on Urban and Race Studies at Georgia State University. George has served in a number of capacities throughout his career in the fields of non-profit, government, philanthropy, and education. 
His current research focuses on the economic development of urban cities and affordable housing and the impact of displacement/gentrification on its residents. He also studies post-secondary education and the career success of minority students with a concentration on Black and Latino males. While a Ph.D. candidate, George has worked as an Economic Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and an Urban Fellow with GSU Law School’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. In addition, he has worked with the Sociology Department’s inaugural Field School research projects as a team leader and interviewer surveying homeless youth ages 14 -24 about program services and community residents living near the Atlanta Beltline about health outcomes. He also served as a lead interviewer with Emory University’s Center for Community Partnerships’ Moving To Work (MTW) Study for Atlanta public housing residents who moved out of their neighborhood through a housing subsidy demonstration program. 
George is an Innovation Fellow with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Student Innovation Fellowship Program (SIF).  This program allows GSU graduate and undergraduate students to develop consulting expertise and share ideas on emerging technologies and instructional innovations. Through the use of innovative technology, SIF collaborates with community partners, government agencies, and for-profit companies and enhances learning and research at Georgia State University.  He is working on a number of Learning Atlanta and Serving Atlanta curriculum projects and college to career programs for GSU undergraduate students.

George Green


  • Sociology
  • Experiential Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Minority Education & Support Programs