Jennifer George

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science


115 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Education (Human Development) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2014
M.P.S. Community Services Administration Alfred University, Alfred, NY 2002
B.S. Health Education Penn State University, University Park, PA 1997


Dr. George's research has focused on the influence of gender role attitudes on the romantic relationships and future aspirations of rural youth. 


I teach interdisciplinary content concerning human and family development across the lifespan.  Additionally, I've taught health education courses at the middle, high school, and college levels. My teaching strives for high student engagement that includes project-based learning, critical thought, and practical application of content. 

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Instructor Penn State DuBois 1


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Writing Fellow University of Georgia 2015
Online Teaching Fellow University of Georgia 2016
Special Collections Libraries Faculty Teaching Fellows University of Georgia 2017
College of Family and Consumer Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2018
Creative Teaching Award Office of the Vice President for Instruction 2021


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
College of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Board Board Member 2016
Dean's Advisory Committee Board Member 2021 - present
Undergraduate Curriculum Mapping Committee Chair 2021 - present

Current Classes

Spring 2022:

HDFS 2100 - Development within the Family

HDFS 3920 - Issues in Family Systems

HDFS 5150S/7150S - Families, Schools, and Communities

HDFS 5910 - Applied Community Internships

Current Research

My research includes pedagogical issues in teaching human development and family sciences, particularly concerning student engagement, formative assessment, and project-based learning. 

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