Patricia Smith (Ed.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

Associate Professor and Dean, Schedler Honors College

McAlister 306C

(501) 450-5295

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2013

Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration, University of Central Arkansas, 2003

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Summa cum laude, University of Central Arkansas, 2001

Teaching Field Specialization

Higher Education Administration, Finance, and History

Research Interests and Areas

Smith, P.J. & Zagurski, J. (2014). Honors Admissions Based on a Predictive Model for Retention. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Smith, P.J. & Savage, H. (2013). Priorities for Quality Honors Education. A presentation for the 2nd Annual International Honors Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Smith, P.J. & Savage, H. (2013). An Empirical Look at Certification. A presentation for the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Smith, P. J. (2013). The Professionalization of Honors Education. An invited presentation for the National Collegiate Honors Council Assessment and Evaluation Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Specialty Areas

Honors Education and Administration, Student Self-Efficacy, Student Mental Health and Coping Skills, Curricular Assessment, Women in Higher Education Leadership