Gloria Green is an Associate Professor in the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches Live Entertainment courses including Artist Management, Concert Promotions & Touring, Music Publicity, and Talent Agency Fundamentals. Recently Gloria also developed a new course she teaches, Professionalism 101: Increasing Your Success from the Classroom to a Career. Before 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, Mary Mary, Newsboys, Out of Eden, Switchfoot, Take 6, and others. Gloria earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of South Carolina, where she interned in the Sports Information Office. As a Graduate student, she worked part-time as an assistant to the press secretary in the South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's office. Following graduation, after a short stint as a Writer with the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Gloria worked as the Public Information Officer for South Carolina State Parks for five years before moving to Nashville.<br>Gloria remains active in the music industry as a member of the Women in Music Business Association (WMBA), the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME), and the International Entertainment Buyer's Association (IEBA), where she was recently named to the IEBA Educational Outreach Fund Board of Directors. She is a long-time member of the Gospel Music Association (GMA), having also served for over nine years on the GMA Foundation Board of Directors, and is a board member of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), and a member of the College Music Society (CMS).