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Natesha Smith

Assistant Professor

CCPA Student Affairs Administration


Dr. Natesha L. Smith is a military veteran with more than 14 years of combined experience in workforce analysis, personnel management and higher education (student affairs), having worked in Middle Eastern, East Asian, Caribbean and North American higher education settings. As a student affairs practitioner, she primarily worked in the areas of student transitions, international service learning, career counseling, academic advising and student conduct.

Dr. Smith’s research interests are a reflection of her cultural immersion experiences and work as a student affairs administrator/faculty member. In her research, she has focused on exploring the connections between organizational culture and identity development. Dr. Smith has been recognized for teaching excellence, innovative project management and scholarship.


  • PhD, University of Louisville
  • MA, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • BA, University of Southern Mississippi

Research Interests

  • Identity development
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Organizational culture
  • Teaching and learning

Research Profile