Susan Greener

Catalyst for Children at Risk


Susan Greener serves as Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Mission at Wheaton College Graduate School, teaching courses on integral mission, gender, global families, children-at-risk, qualitative research, and intercultural communication.  Previously she served as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor for Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

She has worked with children at risk for over two decades in universities and NGOs, including: Director of Program Development for Mission of Mercy/One Child Matters; and Senior Human Development Specialist for Compassion International. She holds MS and PhD degrees in Human and Community Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Susan has trained Christian workers from over thirty countries and recently co-authored Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective (2014, Baker Academic) and co-edited a special issue on children-at-risk for Transformation Journal (Summer, 2016).

She participated in Lausanne’s 2004 Forum for World Evangelization in Pattaya, Thailand. Since 2013 she has been serving on the leadership team for the Lausanne Issue Network for Children at Risk, and served as Program Chair for the Lausanne Global Forum on Children held in Quito in November of 2014.

Married for over three decades to the Rev. Canon Jay Greener, she is the mother of one daughter and two sons and grandmother to three grandsons.