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Leanne Smith 

Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing

Associate Professor


Leanne Smith is a writer and associate professor of management recognized for teaching excellence, student engagement, university service and community involvement. She has been recognized with two Outstanding Teacher awards (Lipscomb 2010 & 2018), a NASBA Center for Public Trust Making a Difference award (2014) and an ACBSP Region 3 Teaching Excellence award (2011). One of her career highlights has been teaching as a participating faculty in the LIFE program at Tennessee Prison for Women (2012-2019).

Courses taught include Business Communication, Servant Leadership, Mentorship, Women in Business, Business Ethics, Principles of Management, Study Abroad in Florence during the pandemic (Spring 2020) and short-term travel courses in Prague, Vienna, Budapest (2014); London, Brussels, The Hague, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt (2011-2014); and Hong Kong, Beijing (2008-2010).

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication (Lipscomb, 1989), a Master of Science in Mass Communication (MTSU, 2004) and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership (Lipscomb, 2009). The twin threads in her writing and teaching are hope and inspiration. Visit to learn more or to find inspiration for pursuing dreams and sharpening job search skills.