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Dr. Eric Smith

Assistant Professor

Dr. Eric Smith

"The quality that makes someone particularly successful in the field of public administration is commitment to public service."

Degrees Held:

  • EdD – Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • MPA – Florida Atlantic University, 2000
  • MS – Grand Canyon University, 2002
  • BPA – Barry University, 1998

Career Highlights:

Professional Experience

  • 38 years in public safety

In which online degree programs do you teach?

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

Bachelor of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration -- Nonprofit Administration

What do you want students to take away from your courses?

I want students to develop their critical thinking skills.

Why did you start teaching?

To give back to the community

What advice would you give to students considering this online program?

Be prepared for a robust educational experience

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

Commitment to public service

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