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Andrew George

Community Engagement Coordinator, Center for Public Engagement with Science


Andrew George is the Center for Public Engagement with Science’s (CPES) community engagement coordinator at the Institute for the Environment, where he works to support long- and short-term research relationships between communities and scientists, and responds to community requests for scientific assistance. George focuses on capacity-building for participants and their community organizations, and the development of resources for stakeholders and community partners.

Before joining the CPES, worked with the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill as an instructor with the Master of Public Administration program, where he also directed several research projects, including evaluations of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund of North Carolina, the No Kid Hungry campaign, and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. He has worked for more than 30 years with nonprofit organizations and local governments in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and nationally.

Currently, he also teaches for the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and has taught for the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University. George received a Ph.D. in ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010, where he was the Charles Alphonso Smith Dissertation Fellow, a Royster Society Fellow, an inaugural Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, a Future Faculty Fellow and he received the UNC Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching.



Ph.D., Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Master’s, Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

B.A., Political Ecology, Appalachian State University, 1996