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Vernon G. Smith portrait

Vernon G. Smith

Professor

Hawthorn Hall 339

Research

PUBLICATIONS

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.

Articles

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: Tipsby 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.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

• Preparing Teachers for the Testing Craze
• Quality Education: Is it back to basics or a new approach to classroom methodology we need?

SCHOLARLY PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Smith, V. G. (August 9, 2012). African American and Asian youth self esteem. Paper presented at.   Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.
Smith , V.G. (August 4, 2011) Self esteem and urban education.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Portland, OR.
Smith , V.G. (April, 8, 2011) Bury guns, not people.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans, LA.      Smith , V.G. (August 4, 2010) Selecting and developing an A+ staff.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Smith , V.G. (August 5, 2010) A six step program designed for African American males.   Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Mack, F.R-P, Smith, V.G. & Straight, H. (March 26, 2009) Response to intervention:  Implications for the proficiency of early childhood special educators. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Education Reform 2009 in Udon Thani, Thailand.
Smith, V.G. (August 5, 2009). Using Self-Esteem to Improve Student Performance. Paper presented at the 63rd  Annual Summer Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration held in San Antonio, TX.
Smith, V.G. (September 19, 2008). The Power of words: Make ‘em, don’t break “em.  Paper presented at the 2008 IAIE World Conference in Chicago, IL.
Smith, V.G. (July 30, 2008). Educational Administrators: Trouble responding to the testing craze.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
Smith, V.G. (August 1, 2007). Educational Administrators: Responding to the Testing Craze.   Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
Black, W. and others.  (August 3, 2006).  Looking in the mirror to improve practice: A process report on Indiana’s statewide study of building-level leadership preparation programs.  Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Lexington, KY.
Smith, V.G.  (June 28, 2006). Preparing teachers to meet the demands of the testing craze: Teaching higher order thinking skills.  Paper presented at the at the 2006 China-US Conference on Education & the First International Conference on Education Leadership in Beijing, China.
Smith, V. G. (July 29, 2005).  Selecting and developing an A+ staff. Paper presented at the  National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summer Conference in Washington, D.C.
Smith, V. G. (July 29, 2005).  Preparing principals for HOTS. Paper presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Summer Conference in Washington, D.C.
Smith, V. G. (November, 12, 2005). Assimilation of the black male.  Paper presented at the Men of Color Leadership Conference in Bloomington, IN.
Smith, V.G. (February, 2004). Increasing African-American children’s self-esteem: A key to academic excellence. Paper presented at the 2004 National Conference of African American Studies in Houston, Texas.
Smith, V. G., Akyea, S. Mack, F.R-P. (August 3, 2004) Increasing children of color’s self-esteem: A key to Academic Achievement. Paper presented at the International Research Forum in Guilin, China.
Smith, V. G. (October 7, 2004) The Brown decision: What can we celebrate 50 years later? Paper presented at the International Alliance for Invitational Education’s 21st Anniversary Meeting and World Conference in Marietta, Georgia.
Bennett, C. and others (April, 2003).  Recruiting and supporting preservice teachers of color at predominantly white Institutions: Cross campus comparisons of benefits and challenges within project team.  Paper presented at the AERA Symposium in Chicago.
Mack, F.P., Smith V.G. and Norasing, V.M. ( January, 2003).  The African-American honor students’ perception of teacher education as a career
choice.  Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of AACTE in New Orleans.
Smith, V. G., Mack. F., & Akyea, S. (July, 2002). How African American males have shifted view teaching as a career.  Paper presented at ICET World Conference in Amsterdam.
Mack, F.R-T. and Smith, V.G. (June, 2002). How African American males and female honor Students view special education as a career choice.  Paper presented at  8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Special Education.
Long, J., Akyea, S, Stovall, D. & Smith, V.G. (October, 2001). Black education for liberation: Complications and contradictions of the term.  Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting in Miami, FL.
Ige, D.W, Smith, V.G. and Montalbano-Phelps, L. (2001). Gender conflict in African American communities & coping with the messages of men: Selected literature review. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Smith, V. G. and Gray S. (2000). Building self-esteem in African American children.  Paper presented at the National Sankofa Council on Educating Children, Merrillville, IN.
Smith, V. G. (2000) The effects of caring on the achievement of African American males: Case studies.  Paper presented at the World 2000 IAIE Conference, Greensboro, NC. (Refereed Program).
Smith V. G. and Lemelle, A. J. (2000).  HIV/Aids knowledge sources and risk behaviors Among  adolescent African American males:  Towards developing HIV/Aids pedagogy. Paper presented at the National Males Council Conference, Indianapolis, IN .
Smith, V. G. (1999) A mentoring program that works.  Paper presented at the African American Male National Council Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
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. (Refereed Program).
Smith, V. G.(1996). Are separate schools the solution for African American males?" Paper presented at the African American Male National Council Annual Conference And Summit, Charleston, SC.
Smith, V. G. (1995) Building self-esteem. Paper presented at the Indiana Commission of Social Status of Black Males Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED

• Geminus Corp. Grant in the amount of $18,000 for the African American Achievers Youth Corps mentoring program, 2012
• Geminus Corp. Grant in the amount of $18,000 for the African American Achievers Youth Corps mentoring program, 2011
• Geminus Corp. Grant in the amount of $18,000 for the African American Achievers Youth Corps mentoring program, 2010
• Drug Free Indiana Grant in the amount of $4,000 for the African American Achievers Youth Corps mentoring program, 2010
• Geminus Corp. Grant in the amount of $18,000 for the African American Achievers Youth Corps mentoring program, 2009
• Lake County Drug Free Indiana Prevention Grant in the Amount of $4,000, 2009
• Lake County Drug Free Indiana Prevention Grant in the Amount of $6,000, 2008
• Lake County Office of Children and Family Services Prevention Grant in the amount of $10,000, 2008, 2007,  and 2008
•U.S. Department of HUD Grant in the amount of $250,000 for the renovation of the Glen Theatre, 2006
•U.S. Department of HUD Grant in the amount of $250,000 for the renovation of the Glen Theatre, 2005
•U.S. Department of HUD Grant in the amount of $200,000 for the renovation of the Glen Theatre, 2004
• I.U. Overseas Conference Fund Grant in the amount of $800, 2003
•Build Indiana Grant for the renovation of the Glen Theatre in the amount of $175,000, 2001;$175,000, 2002
•Build Indiana Grant for Department of Education’s  21st Century Classroom  in the amount of $150,000, 2001
•Indiana Minority Health Coalition HIV/Aids Pedagogy Study Grant in the amount of $3,000, 2001
•Eli Lilly and Indiana Black Expo Grant in the amount of $30,000, 1996-97; $2,000, 1998; $1,000, 1999; $1,000, 2000
•Indiana Restoring Fatherhood, Renewing Families Initiative - Model Programs Grant in the amount of $40,000, 1997-99; $20,000, 1999-00; $30,000, 2000-01
•NIPSCO Grant of $2,500, 1997; $2,500, 1998; $2,500, 1999
•Indiana's Comprehensive Communities Grant in the amount of $66,700, 1995-96
•Allstate Insurance Foundation Grant in the amount of $5,000, 1994
• Indiana Drug Free Indiana Grant in the amount of $22,000, 1994