College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. George received her Bachelors degree from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia, and her Doctoral degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She offered direct practice services as a licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Georgia.
Her direct practice experience includes providing in-home therapy to children and families. Over the course of eight years, she served in a number of positions with the Department of Family and Children Services, to include child protective services case manager, supervisor, and program administrator. She served as the Director of the Child Welfare Scholar's Program and Assistant Professor of Social Work at Kennesaw State University for over four years. She also served as Instructor and Assistant Professor of Social Work at North Carolina Central University for approximately 5 years. She currently serves as a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University.
Dr. George’s teaching experience includes specializations in Child Welfare Practice, Leadership and Administration, Theory, Direct Practice, and Human Behavior and Social Environment courses. Her primary research interests include Technology and Social Work Practice, Topics Related to Child and Family Stability & Permanency, and Concepts of Engagement. Dr. George was awarded the University of North Carolina Instructional Innovation Incubator Fellowship and The Department of Family Services Faithful Service Award.
Her published works include articles related to Field Education, College Students’ Utilization of Mental Health Services, and Workforce Retention. Dr. George presented at numerous conferences at the National, Regional, and State levels, on topics related to The Impact of Technology on Engagement and Teacher Pedagogy. She also served as the keynote speaker at a 2012 Regional NASW conference titled Social Work in Changing Times.