Joshua Smith Speaks on Professional Growth as a Graduate Student and Beyond

Albany, NY (April 19, 2013) - The School of Education welcomes Joshua S. Smith, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland and a graduate of the UAlbany SoE's Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology, on Monday, May 6 at 5pm in the Standish Room of the Science Library.

As part of the 12th Annual Educational Psychology and Methodology Student Poster Session, Smith will speak on Navigating the transition from graduate school to your first faculty position.

Joshua S. Smith, Ph.D. is the Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He joined the University from the Indiana University School of Education in Indianapolis, where he served as Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, director of the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology.


Earlier in his career, he served as an academic advisor and later as director of assessment in the office of undergraduate studies at the University of Albany. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Smith has published over 20 articles in the areas of academic transitions and urban education. He has participated in more than 50 grant-funded projects receiving more than $3 million in institutional, foundation, corporation, and government support, most as principal investigator.


Smith earned his B.A. in U.S. History, M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Methodology from the University of Albany, State University of New York. His awards include the 2006 Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award and the National Advising Association’s 2002 Outstanding Advising Award. He is currently the President of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so RSVP to Sharon Malison today.  Student posters will be on display prior to the lecture beginning at 4pm. A reception with light refreshments will follow Smith’s talk.  This event is sponsored by the School of Education and its Educational Psychology and Methodology GSO—your GSO funds at work!