Elizabeth Smith, PhD

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

Education

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

Bio

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
Education policy
Teacher certification policy

Teaching Interests

Assessment

Equity and justice in education policy

Publications

Books

  • SmithE. (2021). Toward an updated typology of P-20 partnerships: An outcomes-based approach.
  • SmithE. (2021). Toward an updated typology of P-20 partnerships: An outcomes-based approach. Lexington Books.

Journal Articles

  • SmithE. (2020). Assessment leadership and cultural change.
  • SmithE., & GordonS. (2019). How are faculty rewarded and recognized for assessment work outside the classroom?.
  • SmithE. (2017). Using the inquiry process to promote faculty engagement in assessment.
  • SmithE. (2017). Using the inquiry process to promote faculty engagement in assessment, 3, 15-22.
  • SmithE., KindallH., CarterV., & BeachnerM. (2016). Impact of Adopt-A-Classroom partnerships between K-12 and university faculty, 26, 163-182.
  • SmithE. (2013). School funding in Arkansas through the lens of Lake View, 3, 62-71.
  • SmithE. (2013). School funding in Arkansas through the lens of Lake View, 3, 62-71.
  • SmithE. Assessment leadership and cultural change, Forthcoming.
  • SmithE. Impact of Adopt-A-Classroom partnerships between K-12 and university faculty, 26, 163-182.

Book Chapters

  • SmithE., KindallH., & CarterV. (2019). Using technology to facilitate P-20 partnerships in rural schools. In .
  • SmithE. (2019). Using technology to facilitate P-20 partnerships in rural schools. In Integrating Digital Technology in Education: School-Community Collaboration. Information Age Publishing.

Briefs

  • SmithE., & GordonS. (2018). Promoting faculty engagement in assessment: Relatively simple ideas. Assessment Update.
  • SmithE. (2018). Promoting faculty engagement in assessment: Relatively simple ideas. Assessment Update.

Courses Taught

  • First Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Measurement and Evaluation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Oklahoma Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
  • Education Deans for Justice and Equity

Awards & Honors

  • Mos Valuable Professor
  • Public Scholars Initiative Fellow
  • Best Paper Award
  • Faculty Development Summer Research Fellowship
  • Most Valuable Professor
  • Best Paper Award 2017