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About Samuel James Smith

Dr. Samuel J. Smith serves as Professor of Education at Liberty University and is Director of School Administration Programs. He began his career as an English and history teacher and later became a school principal. He has specialized in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of education. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in Houston, Texas, and Daytona Beach, Florida.  Dr. Smith began teaching in higher education at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City while completing his doctorate at Oklahoma State University.  He enjoys mentoring future teachers and school principals. 
Research Interests
• Learning Theory
• Character Education
• Educational Leadership
• History Education
• English Education
• Second-Career Teachers (Career Switchers)

Positions

July 2006 - Present Professor and Online Chair, Liberty University School of Education
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Paper Award (Virginia Educational Research Association, 2016)
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Liberty University, 2012)
  • Distinguished Paper Award (Virginia Educational Research Association, 2009)
  • Excellence in Classroom Instruction (Belhaven University, 2006)


Education

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1995 - 2000 Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
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1991 - 1993 M.A., Grace College
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1987 - 1988 Post-Baccalaureate, Houston Baptist University
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1981 - 1985 B.A., Mid-America Christian University
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Contact Information

Samuel J. Smith
Liberty University
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, DeMoss Hall 1314AM
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Phone: 434-592-4342
Fax: 434-582-2468

Email:


Books (1)

Contributions to Books (7)

Published Journal Articles (13)

Conference Paper Presentations (12)