Gena received her doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was the project associate for the Creative Arts Laboratory, a professional development program in arts integration. Dr. Greher holds a master's degree in broadcasting and film from Boston University's College of Communications. She earned a bachelor of music degree in violin performance from Queens College of the City University of New York.
As part of her work with the Creative Arts Laboratory, Dr. Greher worked with emotionally disturbed students and their teachers at a New York City public school located at Bellevue Hospital,using video to connect with students, integrate music into the curriculum and assess their learning. She has published several articles and presented papers at national and international conferences on the benefits of creating multimedia projects to develop listening skills, integrate the arts into the curriculum, and engage adolescent learners in school music programs. In addition, she conducts professional development workshops on campus for Lowell area music teachers in aspects of world music and improvisational techniques for the classroom.
Before entering the education profession, Dr. Greher was an award-winning music director in advertising, where she worked for several multinational advertising agencies producing jingles and underscores for hundreds of commercials.