Vernon G. Smith portrait

Vernon G. Smith


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Publications in Brief

Books and Monographs

Smith, V.G. & McClam, D. (1979). Building Bridges Instead of Walls – History of the I.U.Dons, Inc.  Gary, IN: I.U. Dons, Inc.
Smith, V. G. & Coatie, D. L. (1996).  Annual Report: Indianapolis, In: Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males.
Smith, V.G. & Pernell, M.J. (1994). Annual Report: Setting Indiana’s agenda for the black male – Liberation through empowerment and self-sufficiency.  Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males.


Smith, V.G. & Szymanski, A. (2013). Critical thinking: More than test scores.  International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 8 (2), 15-24.
Mack, F.R-P, Smith, V.G. & Straight, H. (2010) Response to intervention: Implications for the proficiency of early childhood special educators.  Journal of the International Association of Special Education. 11 (1), 15-21.
Smith, V. G. (March, 2008).  Selecting and developing an A+ Staff.  National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, 92(1), 44-60.
Smith, V. G. and  Mack, F., (Winter, 2006). Make ‘em, don’t break ‘em: The power of words and labels. Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 12, 37-45.
Smith. V.G., Mack, F. & Akyea, S. (Spring, 2004)). Strategies for educators: A six-step program.  Challenge, 11 (1), 17-32.
Smith, V.G., Mack, F. & Akyea, S. (2004, Spring). African-American male honor students’ views of teaching as a career choice. Teacher Education Quarterly, 31 (2), 75-88.
Smith, V.G. (Summer, 2002). African American males in society: Practices & Policies for effective education.  Book review. Educational Studies, 33 (2), 227-231.
Lemelle, A. J. & Smith, V. G.(Fall, 2001). HIV/Aids knowledge sources and risk behaviors among adolescent African American males: Toward developing HIV/Aids pedagogy.    Journal of African American Men, 6 (2), 3-17.
Smith, V.G. (1999, Winter/Spring,). A note on the effects of language on the perception of racial groups by majority group members. Challenge, 10 (1), 105-118.
Smith, V. G. (1998) Highest level of learning. In E.T. Bender (Ed). Quick Hits II: Tips by award winning teachers to help students learn. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Smith, V. G. (1998).  Modeling in the college classroom. In E.T. Bender (Ed). Quick Hits II: Tips by award winning teachers to help students learn. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Eric Document 411351.
Smith, V.G. (1997, Summer/Fall). The Effect of caring on the achievement of African American males: Case studies, Challenge,8(1), 1-15.
Smith, V.G. (1998). Self-esteem and urban education.  45 pp. Eric Document 411351.
Smith, V. G. (1997, Fall). Caring: Motivation for African American male youth to succeed. Journal of African American Men, 3(2), 49-63.
Mack, F.  K.P., Smith, V. G., and Jackson, T. E. (1996).  Perceptions of minority middle school students in regard to teaching as a career choice: 1995 Gary, Indiana survey.  Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.  27 pp. Eric Document 393824.
Smith, V. G.  (1988, May).  Family day: An investment in our future.  Educational Leadership, 45(8), 56.
Smith, V. G. (1987, Fall). Family day: An investment in our future.  Indiana Elementary Principal, 12(1), 7-8.
Smith, V. G. (1989,  Spring). Raisin caper puzzles Williams School and community.  Indiana Elementary Principal13(2), 13-14.


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