George Liles has a BA in English with and Anthropology minor (Western Michigan University, 1970), a Masters in Education (Temple University, 1980), and a Masters of Fine Arts: Creative Writing (Western Michigan University, 1985).
He has worked as a teacher and a journalist, and was editor of the alumni magazine for Tufts Medical School and Director of Public Information for Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. He joined NOAA Fisheries in 1997 as a Constituent Affairs Specialist.
George began building intern programs in the NEFSC's Woods Hole Science Aquarium in 2002, and in 2007 he became the WHSA Curator. He has worked on various NEFSC academic programs including Bradford E. Brown Internship, Partnership Education Program, and WHSA student programs.