George Hendricks

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

My life is focused around inspiration, motivation and achievement! Dr. Hendricks has 13 years of teaching in social work and he has administrative experience serving as a school dean, graduate dean, and a department chair. Hendricks earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University, and his Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work (MSW) from East Carolina University. He teaches in the MSW program at Walden.

George has twelve years of practice experience in School Social Work where he worked with at-risk elementary school, middle school, high school and alternative school students. His research interests and dissertation include the academic achievement of homeless children. In May 2019, George and Rev. Kelli Taylor published, “A Fresh Expression Of And Are We Yet Alive” in the Asbury Theological Journal. He also has a motivational speaking business, George Hendricks Motivational Speaking. Dr. Hendricks is a two-time past presenter at the Methodist University B. F. Stone Lyceum. His favorite quote is by Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Dr. Hendricks is an active member at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, and he is actively involved in Kiwanis International. He was recognized as the Cumberland County School Social Worker of the Year. He also earned the Exemplary Teacher Award and the Distinguished Professor of the Year award at MU and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the East Carolina University School of Social Work.

Dr. Hendricks is married to Kelly Hendricks, an R.N. with the Cumberland County Health Department. George and Kelly have two children, Tanner and Trevor. In his free time he enjoys participating in triathlons, reading about the Appalachian Trail, and inspiring others to strive for ultimate fulfillment and success.


PhD, Walden University

MSW, East Carolina University

BS, East Carolina University