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 leads a micro and social learning coach certification solution for K - 12 administrators with his company, Educational Leadership Solutions LLC. This initiative was begun to facilitate a 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

Hanshaw, G. & Sukal, M. (2016). Effect of self-talk and imagery on the response time of trained martial artists. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Vol 5(3), Aug 2016, 259-26.

Hanson, J., Revels, U., Loose, W., and Hanshaw, G. (2016). Three-dimensional leadership graphic inventory for school administrators. Conference proceedings 2016 Pacific Conference on Pre-K through K-12 Educators.

Hanson, J., Loose, W., Reveles, U., Hanshaw, G. (2017). Validation of the newly developed Graphical Inventory of Ethical Leadership (GIEL) Scale: Implications for administrator preparation and business leaders. Journal of Educational Issues, 3(1), 19-43.

Hanshaw, G. & Hanson, J. (2018) A Mixed Methods Study of Leaders’ Perceptions of Microlearning for Professional Development on the Job, International Journal of Learning and Development. Vol 8(3).


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

Courses Taught

EDCI 51300
EDCI 52800
EDCI 53100
EDCI 56800
EDCI 56900
EDCI 57300
EDCI 57700
EDCI 60001
EDCI 60002
EDCI 62700
EDCI 67200