Everrett Smith

Everrett A Smith

Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Professional Summary


Dr. Everrett Smith serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cincinnati where he teaches courses on higher education governance, policy, and finance. He also leads the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program and the Higher Education Administration concentration in the Educational Studies master's degree program. With student success at the center of his work, much of Dr. Smith’s research contributes to a new understanding of the factors that influence governance decisions and organizational behavior at public colleges and universities. This work includes exploring trustee, faculty, and student involvement in the shared governance process, and policy, financial, and political decision-making at institutional and state levels. Most recently, Dr. Smith’s research has extended to community colleges with a particular examination of the solicitation, development, and use of private resource allocations for two-year institutions. In addition, his research agenda also considers other government and non-profit organizations. Previously, Dr. Smith served as Director of Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas and has multiple years of experience in higher education administration including student affairs and enrollment management. He also taught and substitute taught in the Memphis City School system. He was a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award recipient and completed his doctoral studies in public policy specializing in higher education policy at the University of Arkansas. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, attended Middle Tennessee State University for his bachelor’s degree, and attended the University of Memphis for graduate school. Some of his work can be found in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Higher Education Theory & Practice, Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, and the College Student Affairs Journal.
 

Education

Ph.D., University of Arkansas 2014 (Public Policy)

M.S., The University of Memphis 2008 (Leadership & Policy Studies)

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University 2006 (Psychology, Double Minor: Spanish, Leadership Studies)

Positions and Work Experience

08-2017 -To Present Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies/Higher Education Administration ,

2016 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

01-2015 -08-2016 Director of Assessment, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

12-2009 -08-2011 Admission Counselor and Recruiter, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

09-2008 -12-2009 Research Assistant, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

08-2007 -08-2008 Graduate Assistant, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

09-2006 -08-2007 High School Teacher, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN

08-2011 -08-2013 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

08-2013 -12-2014 Doctoral Assistant, Research & Special Projects, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Research and Practice Interests

State/Institutional Governance and Policy
Public Policy
Finance and Fundraising in Higher Education
Community Colleges
Urban-serving Colleges and Universities
College Student Success

Research Support

Grant: #FY18 PPI Investigators: Smith, Everrett; Lobue, Amy 02-01-2018 -09-30-2018 Ohio Department of Education Principal Preparation Innovation Role:PI $99,859.88 Active Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Smith, E. A., Gearhart, G. D., & Miller, M. T. (2019. )Understanding alumni relations programs in community colleges .International Journal of Higher Education, ,8 (5 ),176-184

Gearhart, D. G., Smith, E. A., & Miller, M. T. (2019. )Community college crowdfunding: New strategy or latest fad? .Community College Journal of Research and Practice, ,43 (9 ),618-621

Smith, E. A., Gearhart, D. G., & Miller, M. T (2018. )Planned giving in community college development efforts: Plans, strategies, and luck .Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, ,18 (2 ),145-152

Pugh, D. J., Smith, E. A., Tull, A., Harbin, J. J, & Kenner, A. S. (2018. )Legacy of the dean: A 40-year update on roles and assumptions of chief student affairs officers .College Student Affairs Journal, ,36 (1 ),150-166

Smith, E. A. (2017. )Pathways to the urban community college presidency .Journal of Research on the College President, ,1 (1 ),18-24

Smith, E. A., Miller, M. T., & Gearhart, D. G. (2017. )A national study of feasibility study use in community colleges .Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, ,24 (2 ),15-27

Miller, M. T., & Smith, E. A. (2017) (2017. )A critical analysis of the Hanson-Liethen sliding scale cost recovery model .Global Journal of Educational Studies, ,3 (1 ),1-13

Smith, E. A., Miller, M. T., Kacirek, K., & Murray, J. W. (2017. )Filled with what? Leadership and hope in the faculty senate .Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, ,13 (2 ),15-20

Miller, M. T., & Smith, E. A. (2016. )Brand consciousness and college debt: Does student attendance location make a difference? .International Journal of Educational Studies, ,3 (3 ),97-103

Smith E. A., & Miller, M. T. (2015. )Presidential perceptions of trustee involvement in community college decision making .Community College Journal of Research and Practice, ,39 (1 ),87-94

Smith, E. A., Miller, M. T., & Nadler, D. (2016. )Does it matter? What college student governments talk about .Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, ,16 (2 ),46-53

Lu, M., Miller, M., & Nadler, D., & Smith, E. (2016. )Academic leaders and learning about leadership: Skills, tasks, and training .Academic Landscape and Practice in Higher Education, ,6 (2 ),29-37

Miller, M. T., Smith, E. A., & Nadler, D. (2016. )Debate and discourse: The role of the faculty senate on the modern American campus .Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, ,16 (3 ),22-29