George Diaz is a dedicated and passionate educator with a demonstrated ability to advise, coach, and instruct students from diverse backgrounds. His unique perspective and diverse background, coupled with a strong understanding of emotional intelligence, leadership storytelling, and learning theories, enables him to foster a creative and enriching environment that promotes student and faculty growth.
As program director, he provides administrative and academic leadership to both the M.A. in Organizational Leadership and M.A. in Public Administration programs. He ensures program validity and academic quality by balancing administrative and academic functions. Key areas of action are in the efficient administration of the program, academic leadership for the faculty, support and continued development of relevant and rigorous curriculum, and advocacy for students.
As a faculty member, his teaching goal is to inspire and promote lifelong learning by creating a unique interactive classroom experience where both students and instructors can learn from one another, gain positive learning experiences, and grow together.
Professor Diaz earned an A.S. in Law Enforcement from Rochester Community and Technical College, a B.A. in History from the College of Saint Scholastica, an M.A. in Human Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and is currently seeking his Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Saint Mary’s.