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Henry Smith, EdD

Assistant Professor

O: (410) 516-9774

Henry M. Smith is an assistant professor of education in the areas of leadership and policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, where he previously served both as Associate Dean for Development/Alumni Affairs and also as Executive Director for Partnerships in Educational Transformation. He is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; former three term Councilman and Mayor of Dover, N.H.; former New Hampshire State Director for Public Transit and developer of New Hampshire’s COAST transit system; instructor in community colleges and education policy at the George Washington University; founding Director of Corporate Relations at Tufts University; former Assistant to the President at the National Labor College; and consultant to educational organizations and companies, universities and community colleges.



Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, The George Washington University, 1999

MPA, The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1980

BA, Boston University, Political Science, 1972


Leadership in Educational Organizations
Entrepreneurship in Education
Power, Policy and Politics in Education
Disciplinary Approaches to Education
Building Strategic Partnerships
Politics and Education (TFA)


Smith, H. (2022, February 24). Successfully engaging students across all learning platforms [Keynote}. Fierce Education Higher Education Event: Helping Faculty Navigate Top Challenges In This New Blending Learning Environment. Virtual Event. https://www.fiercedigitaltechevents.com/fiercedigitaltechevent/demand 

Smith, H. (2022, January 6). Now is not the time to backslide from online programs. Fierce Education. https://www.fierceeducation.com/teaching-learning/now-not-time-backslide-online-programs 

Smith, H.M. (2021, February 2). A free year of college and year-round school? New ideas for a new administration. EdSurge. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2021-02-01-a-free-year-of-college-and-year-round-school-new-ideas-for-a-new-administration

Smith, H. (2021). School systems and the PTA: Partnering in the time of COVID-19.  Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 8(1)https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v8i1.3476

Smith, H.M. (2020, November 9). Want to rethink education after COVID 19? Creative solutions mean taking more risks. EdSurge.https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-11-09-want-to-rethink-education-after-covid-19-creative-solutions-mean-taking-more-risks 

Smith, H.  (2019, July 29- August 2). 1968. Educational entrepreneurs and critical theory: Why not the best? [Paper Presentation]. West East Institute International Academic Conference a, Cambridge, MA, United States.

Smith, H. (2019, May 28-29). Transformational leadership and beyond [Conference Session}. Community College System of New Hampshire Conference on Developing Transformational Leaders, Manchester, NH, United States.

Smith, H. (2019). 1968, educational entrepreneurs and critical theory: Why not the best? West East Institute International Academic Conference Proceedings,157-160. Retrieved from https://www.westeastinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WEI-EDUCATION-2019-Boston-Proceedings.pdf

Smith, H.  (2019, Summer). 1968, Educational Entrepreneurs and Critical Theory: Why Not the Best? Presentation to the West East Institute International Academic Conference at Harvard Club.

Smith, H. (2018, June). Opening lines of communication: Bringing tech purchasers and providers together. School Business Affairs,  22-23. Retrieved from https://asbointl.org/publications-resources/school-business-affairs

Smith, H & Humberstone, E. Restructuring for the 21st century: A social entrepreneur in higher education. Educause Review. 2018. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/2/restructuring-for-the-21st-century-a-social-entrepreneur-in-higher-education.

Smith, H. (2016).Government against itself: Public union power and its consequences by Daniel DiSalvo, Journal of School Choice 10(1) 132–133. DOI: 10.1080/15582159.2015.1134155

Smith, H.; Borkoski, C.; and McCord Kobett. (2016, May 18). Up in the air on faculty evaluation. Learning Solutions Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1960/up-in-the-air-on-faculty-evaluation

Smith, H. & Humberstone, E. (2015, May) Partnerships for education transformation. School Business Affairs, 12-14.