Leanne Smith

Assistant Professor, Management

615-966-5954 p
Office: Swang - 258

- 2009 Lipscomb University MBA
- 2004 Middle TN State University MS
- 1989 Lipscomb University BA

Teaching & Research Interests:
- Business and Management Communications
- Mentor Programs
- Teams in the Workplace
- Fusing Scripture into Business and Management principles
- Using Media to teach Business and Management principles

Courses Taught:
- BA 3703 - Management Communications
- BA 4543 – Special Topics: Mentorship
- MG 4803 - Global Business, Culture and Travel Course (China & Europe)

Professional Exp. & Activities:
- 2006-2011 Association for Business Communication
- 2005-2006 Association for Institutional Research
- 2005-2006 Tennessee Association of Institutional Researchers
- 17 years' experience writing, editing, and publishing

Professional Publications/Presentations:
- "My Favorite Assignment: Team SALT Projects," ABC Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, October 2010.
- "Lessons from the movie, Cast Away," Best Practices class at ABC Annual Convention, Washington D.C., October 2007.
- Teaching Management Principles: Can Hollywood Help? Co-authored with Dr. Steven K. Yoho. Presented and published in conference proceedings at First Annual Southeastern Conference on Teaching Business Administration, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, October 2004.

Awards & Recognitions:
- Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010
- Career Development Center Innovator Award, 2009
- Outstanding Advisor Award, 2009

Service Activities:
- Student Life Committee, Lipscomb University, 2010-2011
- Advising Faculty Focus Group, Lipscomb University, 2010-2011
- Mission Trip leader to Island of Saba with student group, Spring Break, 2008 & 2009
- Editor/writer/publisher for Women’s Ministry newsletter and Resource Center on Aging newsletter, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ
- Pi Kappa Sigma, advisor, 2002-2006, Girls service club
- Ministry leader/coordinator/co-teacher for teen girls/college/young professionals classes at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, 1999-2005

Inspirational Thought:
- “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast…I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” - Psalm 139:9-10 and 14a

- I am married to Stan. We have two daughters, Jordan and Shelby