Meet Our Faculty

Anne George, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: george@sxu.edu

Areas of Specialization

Early Childhood Education, Child Development


Anne George is an associate professor in the Early Childhood Education Program in the School of Education at Saint Xavier University. Dr. George earned her master’s degree in family and human development from Utah State University in 2000. She earned her Ph.D. degree in family, consumer and human development from Utah State University in 2004. She has worked as a faculty member at Saint Xavier University since 2004.

At Saint Xavier University, she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Her research interests lie in teacher preparation and in early childhood education policy and practice. Dr. George is a member of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA). She has served as chair/co-chair of Division I (Education in the Professions) since 2011. She is currently engaged in research in early childhood STEM education.

Courses Offered

Selected Publications and Presentations

George, A. (November, 2012). Developmentally appropriate practice and religious/spiritual instruction –What do preservice teachers believe? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.

Baker, C., & George, A. (2009). Positive behavior supports and multicultural concerns.  Journal of Border Educational Research, 7(1),127-132.

George, A. (2009). Promoting school readiness in young children: the case for universal preschool. In J. L. McConnell-Farmer, (Ed.), The education of young children: Research and public policy. Louisville, KY: Linton Atlantic Books Ltd.

Austin, A. M. B., Blevins-Knabe, B., de Aquino, C. N., de Burró, E. U., Park, K., Bayley, B., Christensen, M., Leavitt, S., Merrill, J., Taylor, D., & George, A. (2006). Parent socialization, family economic well-being, and toddlers’ cognitive development in rural Paraguay. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 20(4), 255-274. doi:10.1080/02568540609594566.

George, A. (2006). Pre-service teachers’ motivations for becoming teachers.  Success in High-need Schools, 2(2), 28-34. Retrieved from http://www.acifund.org/images/pdf/journal/archive/Success_Online_Journal_Vol_2_Issue_2.pdf.

Selected Honors 

Saint Xavier University Scholarship Recognition Award for the year 2008-2009.