Adjunct Faculty

Highest degree and school:

MBA, Marywood University

Teaching at SDI since: 2022

George Schrlau teaches Introduction to Business classes for SDI in its General Education track and comes to SDI with a plethora of experience, having worked in the military, higher education, and manufacturing and supply chain operations since 1980. He was a commissioned Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army and later spent sixteen years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. His post-military career in manufacturing and supply chain management spanned a multitude of industries and functions, and he has taught a variety of business, engineering, and HR courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. George holds a BS in Engineering from the US Military Academy, an MBA from Marywood University, and certifications in Continuous Improvement and problem solving and decision-making methodologies. In addition to teaching at SDI, he is also spending his “retirement” years working part time as a contractor supporting the US Army’s Mission Command Training Program, giving George the opportunity to travel and teach soldiers how to use the tools associated with a war simulation.

George was inspired by teachers from an early age and tries to bring that same level of passion and dedication to his own classes. He believes that the sincere desire of teachers to share knowledge helps to make us better thinkers. George says what he enjoys most about teaching is “when the ‘light’ comes on for one student about a particular topic and how that knowledge can improve the quality of their life.”

In his limited free time, George enjoys traveling to see his children and grandchildren, bicycling and completing home improvement projects with his wife, reading action books, and playing golf. He’s currently reacquainting himself with the guitar, “something I haven’t done since I was a teenager.” His idea of a perfect day is philosophical: “Getting up every day, giving thanks for the life I have experienced and the life yet to live. I do not judge a perfect day by activities but rather the opportunities presented and how I undertake them. As long as I have opportunities in ife, and have the time for family and loved ones, that makes everyday a perfect day.”