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Adam Smith, Ph.D.

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adamhsmith@tamu.edu | 979.458.0338
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Adam Smith, Ph.D., is focused on bringing evidence-based practice to his work in faculty development to aid instructors in finding proven and innovative solutions to support student success. He received his Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, where he also worked as an instructional consultant at the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center. He worked primarily with graduate student instructors through their Preparing Future Faculty program (TEACH) as well as through center workshop programming focused on foundational teaching topics ranging from classroom rapport and community, engaging discussion as a teaching method, to transparent assignment design and aligning classroom activities with larger course goals. 
His current research interests include issues of diversity and inclusion in pedagogy as well as the implications of transparent assignment design for pedagogy.


Research Focus:

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Pedagogy
  • Transparency as a Teaching Practive and Principle

Areas of Expertise:

  • Student Motivation and Classroom Engagement
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Critical Reflection for Student Learning and Teaching Development