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About Daryl Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Daryl Smith joined the Cedarville University faculty in 2018.  He previously served on the business faculty at Cincinnati Christian University as well Mount St. Joseph University.  Much of his professional life was devoted to a 24 year career in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Lt. Colonel Smith was an instructor and research pilot with over 2,000 flying hours in several airframes.  Daryl served two tours on the faculty of the United States Air Force Academy, finishing his career as the Deputy Department Head for Academics. 

Dr. Smith’s research in human factors and aviation issues, turnover, communication and leadership has been published in several scholarly journals.  He is the author of a book on aircrew safety entitled Controlling Pilot Error: Controlled Flight into Terrain.  His second book focuses on the role of leadership and business in baseball:  Making the Big Red Machine: Bob Howsam and the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s.  He is a popular speaker on leadership and the Big Red Machine.

Finally, Dr. Smith has a passion for teaching and aviation.  His online educational website, www.DoctorAviation.com, teaches lifelong learners about the history and physics behind flight as well as the four areas of aviation world: aircraft maintenance, airfield operations, air traffic control and piloting.

Positions

2018 - Present Associate Professor of Management, Cedarville University School of Business Administration
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2015 - 2018 Professor and Dean of the School of Business, Cincinnati Christian University
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2012 - 2015 Associate Professor and Chair of Organizational Leadership, Division of Business, Mount Saint Joseph University
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2009 - 2012 Assistant Professor and Chair of Organizational Leadership, Mount Saint Joseph University
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2007 - 2009 Assistant Professor and Director of the MSOL Program, Mount Saint Joseph University
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2000 - 2004 Associate Professor and Deputy Department Head for Academics, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy
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1999 - 2000 Assistant Professor and Deputy Department Head for Academics, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy
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1994 - 1996 Instructor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - 2016 Member, International Leadership Association
2013 - 2015 Co-Chair, International Leadership Association - Philosophy, Religion and Worldview Learning Community
2009 - 2015 Member, Academy of Management - Management History Division
2007 - 2015 Member, Academy of Management
2007 - 2015 Member, Academy of Management - Organizational Behavior Division
2007 - 2009 Member, Academy of Management - Human Resources Division
2001 - 2005 Member, Academy of Management
2001 - 2005 Member, Academy of Management - Human Resources Division
2001 - 2005 Member, Academy of Management - Organizational Behavior Division
1994 - 1996 Member, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
1982 - 1984 Member, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
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Honors and Awards

  • Doctoral Honors, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, University of Washington
  • United States Air Force Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Course Renewal Recognition - 1996, 2001
  • United States Air Force Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Teaching Excellence Award - 1995
  • National Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Aerospace Medical Association - 1995

Courses

  • Leadership
  • Statistics
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management

Education

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1999 Ph.D., University of Washington
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1994 M.S., Wright State University
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1984 B.S., United States Air Force Academy
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Contact Information

School of Business Administration
Cedarville University
MIL 171
937-766-7423

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Dissertation (1)

Thesis (1)

Books (2)

Refereed Publications (12)

Non-Refereed Publications (5)

Book Reviews (1)

Refereed Conference Presentations (8)