Dr. Rita Smith

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management


Ed.D. Adult Learning and Human Resources Development, Florida International University
MBA concentration in Management, Nova Southeastern University
B.A. History/Education, Rutgers University

About my background:

With more than 30 years of progressive roles in global businesses, I bring the view of a seasoned business executive and an applied research approach to the course concepts.

My advice to students:

Over deliver. Differentiate yourself from the competition!

What students can expect:

My courses focus on active learning.  In each class there are interactive lectures incorporating discussion,  learning activities to experience the content, and discussion to understand the application of the learning content. Creative and innovative teaching methods help keep students engaged, which fosters learning.

About me:

I am a self-taught speed reader and typically read 5-6 books per week.  I had my first library card at age 3, so I suppose I started early! I treasure my free time in my art studio. My current artistic passion is pastel painting.