Charles H. Smith
Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business
Degrees: PHD, 1985, Syracuse Univ; MBA, 1972, Syracuse Univ; BS, 1968, La Salle Univ PA
Dr. Smith received a B.S. in accounting from LaSalle College, and an M.B.A. in organization theory and finance, and a Ph.D. in organization theory from Syracuse University. His teaching and research interests are in systems theory applications to group and organizational development, the management of change and innovation, business policy and strategic decision making.
Dr. Smith has been a faculty member at Syracuse University, an instructor at the United States Army Intelligence School, and an auditor, financial manager, controller and operations analyst in industry and nonprofit sectors. He worked with United States Army Intelligence in Seoul, Korea, 1969-70.
His recent articles have appeared in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, World Futures, Systems Research, Human Relations, Vision/Action, Organizational Dynamics and New Management. He has presented papers at the national meetings of the Academy of Management and the Operations Research Society of America and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and chair of the Spirituality and Systems Group of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.
Dr. Smith consults to organizations in the areas of leadership skills and group and organizational development. He is on the boards of trustees of for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and facilitates community workshops on humanistic/Jungian psychology, meditation and creativity.
Dr. Smith served from 1988 to 1991 and 2004 to 2006 as Chairperson of the Department of Management and General Business. In 1987 he was awarded the Hofstra University Stessin Award for his article "Transformation and Regeneration in Social Systems, a Dissipative Structure Perspective," which appeared in Systems Research, Winter, 1986. In 1992 he received the M.B.A. Association Teacher of the Year award.