R. Jefferson George

Principal Lecturer
R. Jefferson George

Teacher Education and Administration

Matthews Hall 218-M

After graduating from the University of North Texas, Dr. R. Jefferson George began his career in education as a media specialist for Vernon Community College.  His main focus was to support instruction in a college classroom through a growing use of the available technology.  As interest in video learning technologies increased, he moved to Austin and created his own video production company.  His company created documentary and historical videos for classroom instruction.  After moving to Houston, he began writing children’s books with Texas author Johara Harper and began his career in public education as an eighth-grade science teacher.  He completed his master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Houston and worked as school counselor, a college counselor and a hospital therapist in Houston ISD, Houston Community College and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. Dr. George eventually returned to public education as a school administrator, serving as a principal, interim-principal, assistant principal and director of an alternative program.  He then returned to the University of North Texas to complete his doctorate in Educational Leadership.  During this time, he became a mentor in the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program through the Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign and worked with university teachers and leaders to create a classroom with high levels of student engagement and instructional rigor. Dr. George has returned to his interest in learning technologies and creating an engaging classroom with high levels of instructional rigor.  He is developing a series of online doctoral courses for the doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Dr. George is continuing his research into the development of an engaging instructional platform in a virtual environment and understanding the online experience of the native digital learner. Dr. George is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, the Texas Association of School Administrators and Kappa Delta Pi.