Management Analysis and Planning
James Smith holds an MBA and Ph.D. He has been a public school teacher and high level executive in both public and private sectors. He has served as Deputy Superintendent of the California Department of Education and Senior Vice President of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Dr. Smith specializes in school finance, governance, organizational dynamics, teacher and student assessment, and curriculum and instructional policy. He has directed MAP projects for state agencies and school districts in no fewer than 15 states and has served as an expert witness and provided litigation support in school finance cases in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and Wyoming. For his efforts in education reform, he was accorded the highest civilian award given by the government of Spain.