Casey George

Casey George

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 331 - College of Education
c0geor02 @

Dr. George's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MBA, Non-Profit Management, Roosevelt University
  • BS, Spanish, The University of the South

Teaching Areas

  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Education Policy

Research Interests

Dr. George's research examines individual and institutional factors impacting participation and persistence in the STEM fields, including students’ initial choice of major. She also investigates postsecondary financial awareness and readiness, including the impact of differential tuition policies on underrepresented students and their families.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorite, 2016-2017
  • Article of the Year (with E. Lichtenberger), Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2014
  • A++ Award: Advocacy, Activism, and Advancement - College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • Young Academic Fellow, Institute for Higher Education Policy and Lumina Foundation, 2011-2012

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • AERA Division J Graduate Student Travel Award Committee, 2017
  • Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Recruitment of Graduate Students form Minority and Underrepresented Populations, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 - 2014
  • AERA Awards Committee, Division G: Committee for Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Educational Research Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2006 - present
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006 - present
  • American Sociological Association (ASA), 2006 - 2011

Selected Publications

  • Ganley, C., George, C.E., Robinson-Cimpian, J.P. & Makowski, M.* (in press). Gender equity in college majors: Looking beyond the STEM/Non-STEM dichotomy for answers regarding female participation. American Educational Research Journal. Available online
  • Skultety, L.* & George, C.E. (in press). “I’m in the mathematical sciences because…” Examining Underrepresented Students’ Motivations for Pursuing Math. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.
  • Rincon, B. & George-Jackson, C.E. (2016). Examining departmental climate for women in Engineering. Journal of College Student Development, 57(6), 742–747.
  • Ruud, C.M., Saclarides, E.S.*, George-Jackson, C.E. & Lubienski, S.T. (2016). Tipping points: Doctoral students and considerations of departure. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. Available online August 30, 2016:
  • Rincon, B. & George-Jackson, C.E. (2016). STEM intervention programs: funding practices and challenges. Studies in Higher Education, 41(3), 429–444. Available online June 2, 2014.
  • Hillman, N.W., Gast, M.J., & George-Jackson, C.E. (2015). When to begin? Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Financial Planning, Preparing, and Saving for College. Teachers College Record, 117(8).
  • George-Jackson, C.E. & Gast, M. J. (2014). Addressing Information Gaps: Disparities in Financial Awareness and Preparedness on the Road to College. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 44(3).
  • George-Jackson, C.E. (2014). Math Alliance Research Study. Field of Dreams Conference, November 7−9. 2014. Mesa, AZ.