Ashley George joined the Samford faculty in 2014 after earning her PhD at The University of Alabama. She loves teaching and mentoring Samford students and serves as the faculty advisor for the Communication Studies honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.
George’s primary areas of research are in social support behaviors among close family relationships, specifically in a health communication context. George enjoys exploring the intersection of social support and decision-making processes related to one’s health, as well as supportive networks’ influence on coping with health crises.
She is an interdisciplinary researcher, both with other scholars on Samford’s campus and with health practitioners in the Birmingham area. She has presented research on social support at national and international conferences. In 2012, George was awarded “Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student” for the University of Alabama, and in 2016 she was awarded “Professor of The Game” at Samford University.
Degrees and Certifications• PhD, The University of Alabama
• MA, The University of Alabama
• BA, Southern Wesleyan University