George McClellan

Professor of Higher Education

George Stewart McClellan

Professor of Higher Education, Faculty Director for Online Master in Higher Education program, Interim Faculty Director for Ph.D. in Higher Education program.

Research Interests

  • Administration
  • Budgeting & budget management
  • Esports
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Shared governance


George S. McClellan is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining students and colleagues there, he served students for 40 years in a variety of student affairs professional positions including service as senior student affairs officer at both Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Dickinson State University.

A recipient of the Annuit Coeptis Senior Scholar Award from ACPA, the Pillar of the Profession Award from the NASPA Foundation, and the George D. Kuh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award from NASPA, his (co-)authored or (co-)edited books include Shared Governance, Law, and Policy in Higher Education: A Guide for Student Affairs Practitioners (Charles C Thomas, 2021) with N. Hutchens, Esports in Higher Education: Fostering Successful Student-Athletes and Successful Programs (Stylus, 2020) with R. Arnett and C. Heuber, Student Clashes on Campus: A Leadership Guide to Free Speech (Routledge, 2019) with J. Sun, A Good Job: Campus Employment as High Impact Practice (Stylus, 2018) with K. Creager and M. Savoca, Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2011 & 2018) with M. Barr, The Handbook for Student Affairs Administration with J. Stringer (2009 & 2016) and J. Marquez Kiyama (Jossey-Bass, 2023 Making Change Happen in Student Affairs: Challenges and Strategies with M. Barr and A. Sandeen (2014), and The Handbook for College Athletics and Recreation Administration with C. King and D. Rockey, Jr. (Jossey-Bass, 2012). McClellan has also (co-)authored or (co-)edited) numerous book chapters, monographs, and articles in a variety of higher education publications.

He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees were earned at Northwestern University.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Higher Education, University of Arizona (2003)