Michael Smith has over 15 years of education management, professional tutoring, and online instruction experience. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Louisville and his Master of Education from Capella University. He has served as faculty at eight educational institutions and as an academic dean at three higher education facilities. He has been recognized for outstanding student retention, faculty engagement, and student success. His research interests and teaching specialties are communication, technology, career development, social media, and business.