Gloria Green is an Associate Professor in the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches Live Entertainment and Music Publicity courses. Prior to teaching, Gloria was a Music Agent at the William Morris Agency (now WME) where she negotiated concert bookings for a diverse roster of faith-based artists including Cece Winans, Jaci Velasquez, Joy Williams, Kirk Franklin, Out of Eden, Switchfoot, Take 6, and others. After leaving WMA, Gloria launched her own faith-based entertainment company, providing artist development and public relations services, before transitioning into Academia. Gloria earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina. While there, she interned in the UofSC Sports Information Office and worked part-time as an assistant to the press secretary in the SC Lieutenant Governor’s office. Following graduation, and after a short stint as a Writer with the SC Forestry Commission, Gloria worked as the Public Information Officer with SC State Parks for several years before moving to Nashville to work at WMA.Gloria remains active in the music industry as an alumni member of the Women in Music Business Association, and as a member of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, and the International Entertainment Buyer’s Association, where she spent three years on the IEBA Educational Outreach Fund Board. Gloria is also a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, where she was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors; and is a long-time member of the Gospel Music Association, where she served over nine years on the GMA Foundation Board of Directors.