Dr. Smith is an avid researcher and a published author. Of her publications, she has co-authored three books, published a chapter in a collective work, published numerous articles and published two inspirational journals. She has also presented at many conferences and National Faculty Meetings. Her related research includes topics on inclusion, special education, transformational leadership, systems thinking, change management, and cyber bullying. In addition to her work in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, she enjoys serving as a committee member and subject matter expert on the doctoral level. She has designed and published curricula for a variety of demographics and courses as well as presented and facilitated round table discussions on cyber bullying. She is involved in volunteer work throughout her community to support children K-12 in special education programs, theatre programs, and golf programs. Dr. Smith has over 23 years of teaching experience.