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Assistant Professor
Integrated Professional Studies
Education & Social Services
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:racial equity in schools and colleges
Biography:Smith's research explores multicultural competency, culture and gender identity, and the African American experience in education. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, he is the director of UVM's Center for Cultural Pluralism. He has played an important role in the University's effort to address affirmative action issues on campus. Smith established diversity seminars for Department of Education faculty. He spent a year in Tanzania as an U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, and later taught American students in Kenya and Tanzania at a competitive study abroad institution. Smith speaks and writes both Swahili and Spanish.