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George Hanshaw

George Hanshaw

Learning Design & Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Dr. George Hanshaw is currently an instructional designer and researcher. His current research focus is on the use of microlearning and social media for professional development. Dr. Hanshaw is also heading an initiative through his company The Twenty First Century Learner to define and facilitate designers abilities to more deeply reach the affective domain of the learners through the creation of learning materials that are focused on building an interactive relationship between the learner and the curriculum.


Doctor of Psychology, Sports and Performance Psychology, University of the Rockies, 2013
Certified Advanced Facilitator, University of Phoenix, 2013
Master of Education, Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University, World Campus, 2007
Certificate in Distance Education, Adult Education, Pennsylvania State University, World Campus, 2006
Bachelors of Science, Business Systems Analysis, University of Phoenix, 2003
Associates of Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force, 1991

Select Publications/Studies

Three-dimensional Leadership Graphic Inventory for School Administrators (3D GISA) 2016 Pacific Conference on pre-K through K-12 Education.

Effect of Self-Talk and Imagery on the reaction time of trained martial artists American Psychological Association (APA).

Study in process – The use of mobile micro-learning and social media for professional development.

Study in process – Mobile design practices to facilitate a strong learner to curriculum relationship.

The meaning and development of the learner to curriculum relationship in the online learning environment.


2015 – Present - 21st Century Learner founding partner – The focus is in disruptive technology and design for higher education and industry.
2014 – Present - Azusa Pacific University – Instructional Designer, and Faculty trainer for the Innovative Teaching and Technology Department.
2011 – 2014 - Owner of Cerebral Edge 2 U – Instructional Design company.
1992 - 2012 - Lockheed Martin Palmdale CA. Training instructor, leader, and developer. I was also the primary evaluator for the manufacturing training programs throughout the aeronautic division.
1985 – 1992 United States Air Force.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
Innovative Educators
Online Learning Consortium
Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Association for Applied Sports Psychology