Dr. George Hendricks
Senior Director for Legacy Planning; Professor of Social Work
B.S., M.S.W., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Walden University
Dr. George Hendricks, a Fayetteville native, serves as the Senior Director for Legacy Planning and Tenured Social Work faculty member. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Senior Director for Community Affairs, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Social Work Department. George has twelve years of practice experience in School Social Work where he worked with at-risk elementary school, middle school, high school and alternative school students. His research interests and dissertation include the academic achievement of homeless children. Hendricks is the author of 10 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and over 50 professional presentations, Dr. Hendricks is a three-time past presenter at the B. F. Stone Lyceum at Methodist University (MU). He enjoys motivating others through his motivational speaking engagements.
Dr. Hendricks is an active member of the United Methodist Church. He earned the Cumberland County School Social Worker of the Year award, the Exemplary Teacher Award, and the Distinguished Professor of the Year award at MU. Hendricks also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, the East Carolina University School of Social Work. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Child Advocacy Center and the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club.
Dr. Hendricks is married to Kelly Hendricks, R.N., with the Cumberland County Health Department. George and Kelly have two children, Tanner and Trevor. Tanner is in graduate school at Duke University and Trevor is a practicing Physician Assistant. His favorite life quote is by Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
- Academic achievement of homeless children
- John Wesley- Fresh Expression movement and the Poor Laws