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Indiana University Northwest

Dr.Vernon G. Smith


Dr. Vernon G. Smith is currently a Professor of Education amd Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program in the School of Education. In 2002, he was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1991 with an Ed.D. in Elementary Education and Elementary Administration.  Prior to 1991 he served as an adjunct professor in the education division at I.U. Northwest and Purdue Calumet. He served as an elementary science and math teacher, a resource teacher and as an elementary principal in the Gary Community School Corp. Currently he teaches elementary administration courses and secondary administration courses.  He has completed research in the areas of self-esteem, African American male academic achievement and parental involvement. He is the recipient of over 200 awards and citations and has been listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who. For additional information, visit the Division of Education web page.