George W. Hay, PhD is a scholar-practitioner of management with global experience in business and academe.
Currently George serves as an Associate Professor in the Business Psychology Department of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He teaches in their PhD program in Organizational Leadership and their master's degree program in I/O Psychology. George has also taught courses for Benedictine University in organizational theory, research methods, and leadership practices to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students within the Chicago area as well as internationally in Shenyang, China.
Prior to joining The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, George was a Director of Global Consumer and Business Insights at McDonald’s Corporation. Over his 15 years at McDonald’s, he led domestic and international research initiatives involving the business disciplines of strategic planning, marketing and promotion, new products, operations and service, and human resources. His work delivered essential consumer insight and foresight which supported McDonald’s brand improvement and business growth.
George is interested in furthering his career as a scholar-practitioner within the context of postsecondary education; he seeks to improve education through the application of market and organizational insight, strategic change, and next generation leadership development.