Credentials: Dr. Smith completed a Ph.D. in applied management and decision sciences, with a concentration in information systems and knowledge management at Walden. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and in project management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a bachelor of general studies in business administration, computer science and liberal arts from the University of Michigan.
Biography: Earlier his career he served as a manager for non-profit services FERS Business Services, Inc., a Chicago accounting firm serving clients such as the American Library Association and the Uniform Code Council. He has also worked as the director of operations for the American Massage Therapy Association in Evanston, Ill. and as a IT project manager for Fortis, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wis.
He has spent several years as an entrepreneur (with Smith Consulting Enterprises and later Savant Technology Partners), engaging clients like the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and the Federal Government. His more recent professional experiences include serving as a project manager at Propylon, Inc, a Dublin, Ireland based software services firm and before that the first chief information officer for the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture for three years until 2005.
Over the last several years, Dr. Smith has turned his talents to teaching others. He has taught technology and business courses including project management for a number of institutions of higher learning. He also serves as Site Director for Words2Eat, providing technical and creative leadership for their principal offering, Words2Eat.com.
Testimony: Dr. Smith knew about God, and knew God at an early age, but took some 40 years for Dr. Smith to accept the calling on his life. Today, Dr. Smith is a minister at Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Topeka, KS. He teaches the Senior High Sunday School class at his church. Additionally, He has started an online ministry, Words2Eat.com, where he and others share what God has given them to write.