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Emily Smith 

Lipscomb Online

Associate Professor


Emily Smith is currently the Associate Dean of Academics for Lipscomb Online. As the strategic leader for academics, she is focused on delivering a personalized, high quality student experience; enhancing the faculty experience in order to support deep engagement and drive exceptional outcomes; and developing new, market-attuned curricula.

Emily was previously the Senior National Dean of Program Development for DeVry University, where she coordinated the development of new academic programs. Prior to that, she had tenures as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Campus President for DeVry’s Dallas Campus. She has broad experience in designing and implementing innovative instructional modalities and overseeing academic operations.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Organizational Communication from Murray State University and is pursuing an Ed.D. at Lipscomb University.