Cheryl L. George, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Merion Hall 219
Phone: (610) 660-3167
Email: cgeorge@sju.edu


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education

  • B.S. in Education, Texas Christian University, Elementary Education and Special Education
  • M.Ed. University of North Texas, Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Ph.D., University of North Texas, Special Education, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Professional Experience

Classroom teaching experience in resource rooms and self-contained special education classrooms, grades 1-8. Classroom teaching experience in a short-term residential hospital setting, grades 1-12. Special education consultant for the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 for 5 years, providing training and technical assistance to general education and special education teachers. Professor at Lebanon Valley College, 17 years.

Courses Taught

  • SPE 600 - Foundations and Current Issues in Special Education
  • SPE 200 - Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • SPE 369 - Theory and Instructional Practice: Students with Emotional/Social and Behavioral Disorders 

Research

My primary research goals involve: (1) improving the behavior and academic performance of children with disabilities (especially students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and emotional/behavioral disorders) and (2) providing pre-service teachers with practical experiences which increase their abilities to successfully educate and support children with disabilities and their families. For the last 12 years, my colleagues and I have been studying the effects of aerobic exercise on behavior, academic responding, motor skills, and sleep in children on the Autism Spectrum.