Chad Smith, PhD
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Program Area: Education of the Deaf
PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Computing Technology in Education
MS, Lamar University, Deaf Studies/Habilitation
BA, Lamar University, Spanish (Communication Sciences and Disorders minor)
Chad Smith currently serves as the coordinator of the education of the deaf preparation program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2006, primarily in the areas of American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf education methodology. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a teacher of the deaf at the high school, middle school and elementary levels.
Dr. Smith’s current line of research is technology and deafness as well as health-related issues and the Internet. In 2016, Dr. Smith and Dr. Ludovic A. Sourdot received an internal TARGET grant to fund the Texas Woman’s University Future Classroom Lab. Based on the design of the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, Belgium, with the purpose of exploring the science of teaching and learning, the Lab is currently the only U.S. member of the European Schoolnet’s 31-member nation network of future classroom labs. Dr. Smith trains pre-service teachers of the deaf and local K-12 students 21st century learning skills designed to promote critical thinking and heightened technology skills.