Presently, Dr. Sherwood Smith has an appointment as Lecturer in Integrated Professional Studies and administrative responsibilities as Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism at the University of Vermont (UVM). These joint positions involve conducting faculty and staff workshops, teaching graduate and undergraduate multicultural and human development courses and researching on issues of intercultural communication, cultural identity development and multicultural education.

In the past Dr. Smith has worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania and Adjunct Faculty for the School for International Training.


Howe, W. A., and Lisi, P. L. (2014) Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action

Smith, S., Aiken, J., Heading-Grant, W., and Sanchez, T.(2013) “When the Unexpected Happens: Navigating Difficult Conversations and Moments in Higher Education” In Harris, S. and Edmonson, S. Critical Social Justice Issues for School Practitioners, NCPEA Publications.

Johnson III, R., Reyes, C., & Smith, S. "Debunking Notions of Ethnic Identity: Reflections on Identities and Pedagogies for Faculty of Color at a PWI." for submission in October 2007 to the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Smith, S. and Taylor-Archer, M. (2006). Our Stories II: The Experience of Black Professionals on Predominantly White Campuses. JDOTT University of Ohio, Contract Station.

Associations and Affiliations

National Association for Multicultural Education, Pi Gamma Mu

Sherwood Smith

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Adult learning
  • Cultural production
  • Diversity, access and equity
  • Higher education
  • Human development and identity
  • International and global studies
  • Multiculturalism
  • Race and racism
  • Social justice


  • Ed.D., Education, Washington State University
  • M.A., Adult and Community Education, Ball State University


  • 802-656-8739
Office Location:

C150 Living Learning & 203 Allen House

Courses Taught

Challenge of Multiculturalism for Educators and Social Service Providers; Development of Prejudice; Ethnic Identity Development: Constructions of White Identities in the USA; Human Development in the Cross Cultural Context; Interrogating White Identity