John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

imageJoshua S. Smith, Ph.D. is the dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He joined the University July 1 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 and honors 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.

Since coming to Loyola Dean Smith has been appointed to the School Board of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and was recently elected as President-Elect for Maryland Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE ).  He is an active member of the Loyola Conference, Budget Committee, Loyola Clinical Centers Steering Committee, and Academic Senate. He recently agreed to serve on New Way of Proceeding, a committee of administrators, faculty, and staff focused on the bold, new ideas for Loyola University Maryland.