Faculty Bio: Tondelaya George, DM

Tondelaya George, DM

Courses

  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Teaching Philosophy

The goal is to prepare students in the management field, equipping them with the competencies, experiences, essential tools, technical skills, and relevant knowledge that will enrich the education and help them reach their personal and career goals. My focus is to present challenging, engaging, thought-provoking, current and relevant material to foster a positive learning environment that is stimulating, motivating, participative, and supportive. I believe it is very important for students to approach problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, communicate effectively, and be aware of local and global community needs. I guide my teaching by continuing to encourage students to develop innovative ideas and to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners ready to tackle complex issues and keep pace with constantly changing technologies and market trends. My goal is to teach students the love of learning so when they leave my course, the learning never ends.

Bio

Dr. Tondelaya George has more than two decades of experience working in higher education and has worked across academia, holding leadership roles in student affairs, academic affairs, and enrollment management. Her experience also extends to curricular development, professional education, K-12 Stem programs, event planning, advising, teaching, and expertise in the mental health field. Among her professional accomplishments, Dr. George worked very closely with students, faculty, and administrators in the Duke University School of Nursing to plan student placements for community/public health, nursing education, nurse practitioner residency, and cultural immersion experiences. She evaluated student service programs, compiled relevant assessment tools to gauge the effectiveness of programs, increased student resources, and developed curricula to enhance student success and career mobility. She was also responsible for transforming the on-campus orientation into an online/ virtual opportunity and implemented a virtual career fair. While at Duke University, Dr. George managed one of the most extensive health and medical aid programs to a developing country----Rwanda. Under her direction, the program was launched by the U.S. government in concert with six American schools of nursing, 12 schools of medicine, two dental schools, and two schools of health management. The program spanned seven countries on three continents. Dr. George worked with departments to ensure high-quality instruction and delivery of courses and extracurricular learning programs through the Teaching and Learning Center. She provided leadership in the assessment, modification, and creation of policies to guide current and emerging outreach programming, including online program creation, design, delivery, and branding. Dr. George is committed to her daughter's success at home, which translates into – among other academic opportunities – supporting her daughter's passion and talents on the NCAA Division I basketball court. Dr. George has spent countless hours sitting in bleachers and finds particular enjoyment in following her daughter's athletic career. Having completed her dissertation in "Workforce Diversity in Higher Education: Career Support Factors Influencing Ascendancy of African American Women to Senior-Level Positions," Dr. George also brings a wealth of knowledge and deep commitment to furthering the College's inclusion, diversity, and equity goals.

Education

  • Doctor in Management – School of Business and Management – University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Master’s of Science in Communications – School of Communications – Clarion University (Minor in Training & Development)
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Communications – School of Communications – Clarion University

Certifications

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