Originally from Texas but then moved to and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii before coming to Tempe, Arizona in 1999 where George Love has lived ever since. He currently lives not too far from the main Arizona State University campus. Love worked in higher education administration for another institution for about two decades. He started out as a student advisor but then moved into faculty administration where he's been both a manager and a director of acacademic affairs, along with teaching college courses online since 2001.
Love's educational background includes a degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii as well as a master's in organizational management and an MBA, as well as a doctorate in business administration from the University of Phoenix, which he earned in 2009. His dissertation focused on factors influencing organiztional commitment using volunteers at film and music festivals in the Southwest United States, including South by Southwest.
In his current administrative role, Love works for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and thus, in the spirit of the master learner that ASU President Michael Crow talks about he's in the process of earning a number of technical certifications. He is A+ certified and is in the process of earning a Networking+ certification from Comptia and plan to eventually pivot his career into IT adminisration, likely with a focus on data analytics and/or cybersecurity.
Outside of work, Love enjoys travel and cooking and he have been to Hong Kong, Japan and a number of countries in Europe, several times. His most recent trip was in December of 2016, when he spent two weeks in Germany visiting the Christmas markets. My favorite place to travel to thus far has been Barcelona for both the great food, and the amazing works of art, including the world famous Sagrada Familia.
As for what drew him to ASU, though he never went here as a student both his sister and brother-in-law attended ASU. He also likes to and culture events on a regular basis close to home. He also appreciates how ASU leads the way in providing affordable access to higher education through initiatives like the Starbucks College Program.