HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Matthew W. Greene

Leading Educational Placement Consultant


  • Educational Trends in America: The Impact on Planning for the College Admissions Process
  • College Admissions: What Matters Today?
  • Find Your Calling: Career Planning for Liberal Arts Students and Graduates
  • Pay for College: How to Finance Your Education
  • The Hidden Ivies: America's Great Schools beyond the Ivy League
  • Make It into a Top College: How to Plan Effectively for Admission to Highly Selective Schools
  • Boarding School Admissions: What Are Boarding Schools Like Today, Who Should Consider Them, and How Does the Admissions Process Work?
  • Graduate Admissions Planning: What Should Students Understand about Taking the Next Step?



"Greenes' Guides have always been a source of great information and timely advice and these new editions are no exception."
-- Tina Segalla Grant, Director of College Counseling, Choate Rosemary Hall School

Dr. Matthew Greene is co-author with his father, Howard Greene, of the books in the Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning (Collins Reference) series, and is Educational Director of Howard Greene & Associates, one of the top educational consulting firms in the United States. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Dartmouth College (1990) where he majored in history modified with government. He joined Howard Greene & Associates in 1997 after earning both his Masters Degree in Public Policy and his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Greene counsels families on secondary school, college, and graduate school admission, as well as career planning, in Connecticut, New York, nationally, and internationally.

Greene and father Howard have written a national bi-monthly column for Knight Ridder-Tribune News Service and are regular contributors to University Business Magazine. They are also co-hosts of two PBS television programs Ten Steps to College with the Greenes and Paying for College with the Greenes. Greene is a frequent presenter on educational planning and college admissions, and is trained in mediation and conflict resolution techniques. He has appeared in People and Bloomberg Magazine, and is frequently interviewed on educational issues by such news media as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, News 12 Connecticut, and NPR radio programs.

Though gaining admission to and finding the money for America's top colleges and universities proves tougher than ever, the Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning reveal the secrets of the process at the country's most competitive schools. The Greenes provide insight into what top colleges want to see, how students can enhance their qualifications, and how to maximize the campus visit and interview process, while also providing families with creative ways to finance a student's education.

Greene has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Family and Children's Agency in Norwalk, CT. He is a current member of the board of the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service Program, and the National Society for the Gifted & Talented, and is a trustee of Suffield Academy. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Greene lives in Wilton, CT.