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Dr.Vernon G. Smith

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Vernon G. Smith, Ed.D.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND FIELD OF COMPETENCE EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS PUBLIC SERVICE HONORS BOOKS MONOGRAPHS ARTICLES

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1986-1990
Post - Doctorate Studies (Indiana University and Purdue University) 
1978
Ed.D. Degree, Indiana University 
1969
M.S. Degree, Indiana University 
 1966 
B.S. Degree, Indiana University 
1962
Diploma, Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana
 
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FIELDS OF COMPETENCE

Graduate Administration Courses
Graduate Supervision
Science Methods
Math Methods
School - Community Relations
Parent - School Partnership
Plight of African - American Male
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EXPERIENCE

2001 - present
1992-2001

Associate Professor, I.U. Northwest

Assistant Professor, I.U. Northwest

1990-present
State Representative, Indiana House
1986-present 
Speaker, Developmental Training Institute
1985-1992
Principal, Williams School, Gary, Indiana
1987-1992
Adjunct Lecturer, I.U. Northwest
 1972-1990 
Councilman, 4th District, Gary, Indiana
 1978-1985 
Principal, Nobel School, Gary, Indiana
1972-1978
Assistant Principal, Ivanhoe School, Gary, Indiana
1971-1972
Resource Teacher for Gary, Indiana Public Schools Systems
1966-1971
Teacher in Gary, Indiana Public School Systems
1969-1971
Columnist for the Gary Crusader Newspaper
1967-1969
Part-time Counselor at Indiana University Northwest, Education Division
 
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member, National Council of Professor’s of Educational Administration
Member, Gary Reading Council - Indiana State Reading Association
Member, Indiana Association of School Principals
Member, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity
Founder and Member, Northern Indiana Association of Black School Educators (NIABSE)
Past Member, Gary Association of School Administrators
Past Member and Past Treasurer, Indiana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals
Past Member and Past President, Gary Elementary Principals Association

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PUBLIC SERVICE

Life Member, NAACP
Life Member, Indiana University Alumni Association
Life Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Member, Brothers Keeper Shelter for Homeless Men
Founder and Board President, African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc.
Member, Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice Institute
Member, Governor's Commission for Drug Free Indiana
Chairman, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
Deacon and Sunday School Teacher, Pilgrim M. B. Church
Founder and Chairman, Gary, Indiana City-Wide Festival Committee
Member, Northwest Indiana Urban League Board of Directors
Founder and President, I.U. Dons, Inc.
Founder and Sponsor, Vernon Stars
Member and Past President, Gary Community Mental Health Board
Member, Pilgrim Baptist Church
Founder and Past Sponsor, Young Citizens' League
Founder and Past President, I.U. Gents, Inc.
Founder and Past Sponsor, Youth Ensuring Solidarity (Y.E.S.)
Past Vice-President, Gary Common Council (1982,1985-1987)
Past President, Gary Common Council(1976, 1983-1984 and 1988)
Past Member, Medical Center of Gary
Past Member, Northwest Indiana Urban League Advisory Board
Past Member, Gary's Educational Talent Search Board
Past Member, Little League World Series Board
Past member, Gary Young Democrats
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HONORS

2011    Apostolic Youth & Family Services, Inc. Beacon of Light Award

2011    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Centennial Celebration Award of Appreciation

2011    Beta Mu Chapter Kudos Outstanding Black Male Role Model Award

2011    New Hope M.B Church Community Service Award

2011    Legacy Foundation Center for Mentors Appreciation Award

2009    Brothers’ Keepers Distinction Award

2009    CRWorks, Inc. Public Service Award

2009    IUN’s Campus Council on Diversity Excellence Award

2008    George Pinnell Service Award

2008    Gary Community Health Center Recognition Award

2008    IUN’s Campus Council on Diversity Recognition Award

2007    Indiana Minority Health Coalition and Mental Health America of Indiana
            Legislator of the Year Ward

2007    Indiana Dabney University Outstanding Service Award in Education

2007    Mental Health America Hoosier Idol Award

2007    Parent Leadership Council Partners in Leadership Award

2007    Indiana Dabney University Outstanding Service Award in Education

2007    Indiana Minority Health Coalition and Mental Health America of Indiana
            Legislator of the Year Award

2006    G.E.M’s Appreciation Award

2005    Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award

2005    Indiana University Welsh-Bowen Award

2005   Lew Wallace H.S. Distinguished Leader Award

2005   West Side H.S. Honor Society Award of Appreciation

2005   Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter, Citizen of the Year

2005   Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 10th District Citizen of the Year

2004    Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year Award

2004    Listed in Who’s Who in America

2004    Chief’s Award, Lake Station

2003    New Hope Church African American – Frederic Douglas Award

2003    Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Man of the Year Award   

2003    Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year Award

2002    City of Lake Station Appreciation Award

2002    Majestic Star Award

2002    Gary Frontiers Marchers Award

2002    Froebel School Alumni Service Award

2002    Froebel School Alumni Appreciation Award

2002    Ivanhoe School Service Award

2001    Listed in 18the Edition of Who’s Who in American Politics

2000    National Association of Social Workers Region I Outstanding Commitment Award

2000     Gary Reading Council Appreciation Award

2000   Listed in Who’s Who in America, 2000 edition; Listed in Who’s Who in America,
           2000 edition; Listed in International Who’s Who, 2000 edition.

2000   Hoosier Boys Town Appreciation Award, 2000

2000   Featured (Cover Story) Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Newsletter for Diversity

2000   New Hope Men’s Day Award

1999    Listed in The Dictionary of Leading Americans, Midwest 1999 edition; Listed in
            Strathmore's Who Who's, 1999 edition

1999   Pittman Square School Appreciation Award, 1999

1999   NAACP Ovington Award

1999   New Hope Award

1999   Omega  Psi Phi Fraternity 10th District Service Award

1999   Lake Co. Association for the Retarded Appreciation Award

1999   Brothers Keeper Appreciation Award

1998    Listed in Who’s Who in America; Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest;
            Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who;
            Pittman Square School Appreciation Award; 

1998    FACET Excellence in Teaching Award; Indiana League
            of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Service Award

1997    Listed in Who’s Who in America; Froebel High School Alumni
            Appreciation Award; Indiana Chapter of National Association of Social
            Workers Citizen of the Year; Pittman Square School Appreciation Award

1996    Phi Delta Kappa Northwest Indiana Chapter 25 Year Award
            Gary Community School Corp. Parent Involvement Program
            Presenters Award;  National Council of Negro Women
            “In The Bethune Tradition” Award

1995   Listed in Who’s Who in America; Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest;
           Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who;
           Pittman Square School Appreciation Award; FACET Excellence in teaching award;
           Indiana League of Municipal

1995   Clerks and Treasurers Service Award                   

1995    Listed in International Who's Who of Professionals; Northwest Indiana

1995    Black Expo's Senator Carolyn Mosby Above and Beyond Award              

1992   I.U. Northwest Alumni Association Division of Education Distinguished
           Educator Award; Indiana
           Association of Chiefs of Police Appreciation Award; Methodist Hospital
           Child and Adolescent Program Appreciation Award
           Brothers Keeper Appreciation Award; Indiana Association of
           Elementary and Middle School Principals Service Award

1991    Mr. G's Service Award; I.U.S.A.A. Founding Member Award;
            Gary Community Schools Presenters Award;
           Omega Psi Phi's Omicron Rho Appreciation Award

1989    Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year, 10th District

1988    Gary Educator of Christ Administrator Leadership Award;
            NBC - LEO Appreciation Award

1987    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Honorary Member Award;
            Black Women Hall of Fame
            Bethune - Tubman - Truth Award;
            Black Woman Hall of Fame Foundation Success Award;
            Williams School Educator Par Excellence Award;
            Focus Hope Dedication In Action Award

1986    Gary Crusader 25th Anniversary Award; Purdue University
            Educational Opportunity Programs Black History Service Award

1985    Gary Community Mental Health Center's 10th Year Service Award;
            Roosevelt High School Exemplary Service Award

1984    Info Newspaper Outstanding Citizen of Northwest Indiana
            and Info Newspaper's Outstanding Educator Award;
            Post Tribune Blaine Marz Tap Award;
            Gary Community School Corporation Speech Department
            Recognition Award; Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans

1983    Gary Jaycees Youth Award; Listed in 5,000 Personalities of the World

1982    G.O.I.C. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Award; Gary Community Health Center
            Board of Directors Services Award;
            Listed in Personalities of America and in 2,000 Notable Americans

1981    Gary Community Mental Health Center Appreciation Award;
            Listed in Who's Who in America

1980    Mahalia Jackson Special Achievement Award in the Field of Gospel Music;
            Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Chi Chapter Citizen of the Year Award

1979    Young Democrat's Outstanding Service Award;
            Gary Downtown Merchants Businessman of the Year Award;
            LEF's Service Award, Listed in Who's Who in American Politics

1978    Club FAB Outstanding Achievement Citation;
            Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans,
            Distinguished and Outstanding Personalities of the Midwest;
            and The International Who's Who in Community Service

1977    Ebony Magazine Most Eligible Bachelor;
            Gary Jaycees Good Government Award;
            Listed in 9th Edition of Community Leaders and Notable American,
            Three Decades of Minority Progress, Who's Who Among
            Blacks American and Who's Who in American Politics

1976    Listed in Notable Americans

1975    Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans and Who's Who in American Politics

1974    Omega Man of the Year; Better Opportunity Building Legislative Award;
            Carpetbaggers Service Award,
            Club Progress Outstanding Achievement in Politics Award;
            Listed in Black Leaders of America, Who's Who Among Black Americans,
            and Who's Who in American Politics

1972    Omega Psi Phi 10th District Citizen of the Year

1971    Listed in Leader in American Elementary and Secondary Education
            and Radio Station WGRT Great Guy Award

1970    Gary NAACP Citation in Education

1969    Gary Jaycees' Outstanding Young Educator;
            Omega Psi Phi Man of the Year Award, Zeta Epsilon Chapter

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BOOKS and MONOGRAPHS

Smith, V. G. & McClam, D. (1979). Building Bridges Instead of Walls - History of
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.

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ARTICLES

Smith, V. G. & 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. & Akeya, S. (Spring, 2004). Self-esteem and African American male youth: Strategies for educators. Challenge, 11 (1), 17-32.

Smith, V. G. Mack, F. & Akeya, S. (2004, Spring).  African-American male honor students views of teaching as a career choice.  Teacher Educational 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. (1997).  The Effect of Caring on the Achievement of African American Males: Case Studies.   Challenge8 (1), 1-15.

Smith, V. G. (1997).  Caring:  Motivation for African American male youth to succeed.  Journal of African American Men, 3, (2), 49-63.

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.

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