Curriculum and Teaching
Marshall A. George, Ed.D.
Professor and Division Chair
113 West 60th Street
Dr. George is Professor of English and Literacy Education and Chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching. Before he joined the Fordham faculty in 1997, he taught language arts in grades 7-12 for ten years.
Dr. George has a great deal of experience working with middle schools in the New York City region in the area of literacy professional development.
Ed. D., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Adolescent literacy across the curriculum
Integration of instructional technology
Literature for adolescents and young adults
Middle school education
Professional development for teachers
Reading habits of adolescents
Glenn, W. & George, M. (2012). Looking into and beyond time and place: The timeless potential of YA lit in a time of limited opportunity. The ALAN Review. 40 (1), 38-47.
Hawthorne, S., Goodwyn, A., George, M., Reid, L., & Shoffner, M. (2012) The state of English education: Considering possibilities in a troubled world. English Education 44(3), 288-311.
Bull, G., George, M., Shoffner, M., Bolick, C., Lee, J., Anderson, J., Slykuis, D., Garofalo, J., Angotti, R., McKenna, M., West, E., Dexter, S., Herring, M., Hofer, M., and Brown, A. (2012). Editorial: Implementing the teacher education initiative. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(2).
Miller, s.j , Williamson, P., George, M.A., King, J., Charest, B., Bieler, D., & Bolf-Beliveau, L (2011). Applying the CEE position statement Beliefs about Social Justice in English Education to classroom praxis. English Education 44(1), 63-82.
George, M.A. (2011) Preparing teachers to teach adolescent literature in the 21st century. Theory into Practice, 50:3, 182-189.
George, M.A. (2010). Resisting mandated literacy curricula in urban middle schools. In Moss, D., & Osborn, T. Eds. In Praise of Resistance in Education. New York:Peter Lang.
George, M. (2008). Comparing middle grade teachers' and middle grade students' reader responses to Newbery Award winners. The Alan Review, 36(1), 55-65.
Smagorinsky, P., Dickson, R., Bush J., Christenbury, L., Cummings, B., George, M.A., Graham, P., Hartman, P., Kynard, C., Roskelly, H., Steffel, S., Vinz, R., and S.Weinstein. (2006). Are methods enough? Situating English education programs within the multiple settingsof learning to teach. English Education 38(4), 312-328.
George, M.A. (2004). Furthering the cause: The teaching and study of young adult literature. English Education 37(1), 80-84.
Editorial Review Boards
National Council of Teachers of English (Member since 1986)
- Peer Review Board for The English Journal
- Peer Review Board for The ALAN Review
- Editorial Review Board for English Education
American Educational Research Association (Member since 1999)
- Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN)
- New York State Membership Coordinator1999-2001; 2005-06
- Board of Directors 2001-2004
- Conference on English Education (CEE)
- Executive Comittee 2007-11
- Member of Commission on English Methods and Teaching (1997-99)
- Member of Commission on Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature(2000- 02); Co-Chair, 2003-05; Chair 2005-07
- Committee on Updating Your Reading (1999-2002)
- Participant in CEE Leadership Summit (2005)
- International Reading Association (Member since 1998)
- Reviewer for State & Institutional Literacy Folios IRA/NCATE
- Division K Teaching & Teacher Education
- Research in Middle Schools Special Interest Group