Elizabeth Smith, PhD

Elizabeth Smith, PhD
Chair, Department of Education
Assistant Professor of Education
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2238 Website Chapman Hall Room 328


PhD – University of Arkansas MEd – University of Arkansas BA – University of Arkansas


Dr. Elizabeth Smith is Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of Tulsa. Her research focuses on school-university partnerships, education policy, and the role faculty play in assessment in higher education. Through teaching, she prepares future educators to accurately, fairly, and creatively assess student learning and takes every opportunity to emphasize the inextricable relationship between education and equity. Smith completed an interdisciplinary PhD program in Public Policy with a focus on Education Policy and also has a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, all from the University of Arkansas.

Research Interests

P-20 education partnerships
Assessment and program evaluation
Mixed methods research
Education policy

Teaching Interests

Equity and justice in education policy

Courses Taught

  • First Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Measurement and Evaluation

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award