Kelly George

Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences; Worldwide Liaison for Accreditation; Discipline Chair, Economics
Department of Social Sciences & Economics
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

by appointment, phone or Skype

Dr. Whealan George serves as Accreditation liaisson  and a faculty member in the Social Sciences and Economics Program in the Department of Arts and Sciences at ERAU.  Mrs. Whealan George currently teaches Economics and Statistics courses for ERAU.  Dr. Whealan George has over twenty five years of teaching experience. Dr. Whealan George started teaching as a favor to a colleague. When the U.S. Navy invaded her family life and required her to move to China Lake California, she discovered ERAU and was able to continue to teach.

Dr. Whealan George graduated with a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University. She worked as a Banking Officer at Bank of American (formerly NCNB Texas) for two years. While completing her Masters in Economics at Southern Methodist University, she began work as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Her areas of research include aviation economics, sustainable aviation, international trade, corporate banking finance, the aviation, agriculture, petroleum and services industries, national income distribution, and educational economics. Dr. Whealan George published several articles in professional journals.

Dr. Whealan George is married to CAPT Brent George, USN (ret). She also enjoys raising her three boys "in her free time".  She attempts to make economics understandable, painless and applicable to students’ lives.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Economics, Southern Methodist University
  • B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Southern Methodist University

ECON - all, MATH 222, RSCH 202 & 665


Director of Accreditation, Assessment and Research Advancement, & Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), 1997 to present

Adjunct Faculty, Cedar Valley Community College, Lancaster, TX, 1991 to 1995


Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1990 - 1995

Assistant Economist


Bank of America (formerly NCNBTexas), Dallas, TX, 1988-1990

Banking Officer, Corporate Credit Policy


Aramark Services (formerly ARA Leisure Services), Chicago, Il and Dallas, TX, 1985-1988

       Assistant Manager of Bars and Concessions

Additional Experience, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX, 1982-1985

Worked to partially finance education in various positions

  • Supported traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Daily accounting for a motel
  • Marketing/promotion for a local mall



Council of Undergraduate Research

Daughters of the American Revolution
Illinois State Society
International Input Output Association,
Boy Scouts of America Troop 1148

South Riding Swim Team, South Riding, VA

Corpus Christi Catholic Mission

St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL

Capital Cotillion, Washington D.C.

Pleasant Valley Golf Club, Chantilly, VA
Gulf Coast Economics Association, Houston, TX
Hayden Green Homeowners Association, Great Mills, MD
Naval Relief Society, China Lake, CA



Outstanding Accomplishments in Research, Latitude Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, 2013

Award in recognition for outstanding accomplishments in research in the ERAU Worldwide Campus, finalist


Outstanding Accomplishments in Research, Latitude Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, 2012

Award in recognition for outstanding accomplishments in research in the ERAU Worldwide Campus, finalist


Faculty Member of the Year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, 2010 - 2011

Award in recognition for excellence in research in the ERAU Worldwide Campus, Department of Arts and Sciences


Research Faculty Member of the Year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2010

Award in recognition for excellence in research in the ERAU Worldwide Campus


Vance Mitchell Award, CTLE Symposium, 2007

Award in recognition for best paper/presentation at the CTLE Symposium on Assessments


Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Deans Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2006

Worldwide Dean’s award in recognition of teaching expertise, active support of ERAU program and professional development activities.


Faculty of the Year Award, Andrews Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2006

Campus award in recognition of contributions to the campus and leadership in the classroom, online and University environments.


11K Award, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1993

Award for excellence within the Research Department for research conducted for the Federal Bank President’s Humphrey Hawkins testimony and intra-department task force.

               

Theron Hall Rice Leadership Award, Southern Methodist University, 1988

Award to senior student demonstrating leadership among peers, coordination of several charity events within the University Greek system.