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Dr. Ken A. Smith

Dean, McLane College of Business and Interim Director, McLane College of Business Graduate Programs (Professor)
Dean's Office
Office: Parker 130
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8018900 College St, Box 8018BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4644(254) 295-4644
Subjects Taught: Strategy; Introduction to Business; Organizational Behavior
Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Business/Strategic Management, University of Maryland, 1991; M.P.I.A., Economic and Social Development, University of Pittsburgh, 1982; B.A., Political Science, Geneva College, 1980; B.S.B.A., Business Administration, Geneva College, 1980.

Dr. Ken Smith was appointed Dean of the McLane College of Business in August, 2015.  From 2004 to 2015, Dr. Smith served as President of his alma mater, Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, PA.  Prior to his presidency, Dr. Smith was an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and chair of the Strategy and Human Resources Department at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.  While pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Smith served as the Director of the University of Maryland's Small Business Development Center.  Prior to his academic career, Dr. Smith was an international management consultant with the University of Maryland's International Development Management Center; he has worked in numerous countries including Costa Rica, Egypt, Haiti, Jordan, Thailand, Trinidad, and Morocco.  

Dr. Smith and his wife, Becky, attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Temple.  They have six grown children and five grandchildren.


Outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, camping, biking, golf, hunting, and shooting.
Was a New York State certified hunter safety instructor.
Enthusiastic traveler who has visited over 30 countries and all 50 states.
Enjoy, but no longer own, motorcycles.