Terri Freeman Smith, MS, Ph.D., SPHR

Bio

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Health Administration and Human Resources Department at The University of Scranton (PA) and director of the University's undergraduate Human Resources Studies (HRS) program. Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D in Workforce Education and Development (WFED) from the Pennsylvania State University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and web-based courses in Human Resources Management. Her research contributed to the development of the rubric used for the core work product submission for the first national ASTD CPLP certification exam. She holds professional membership in ASTD formerly called the American Society for Training and Development, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education (PAACE). She is very active at the local level in the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of SHRM (NEPA-SHRM) and was NEPA-SHRM Chapter president for 2008. Her research agenda and professional consulting interests are in the area of organizational performance improvement, competency modeling, and research in the application and methodology used in teaching the adult learner. She has been published in Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) and Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ). She may be reached at The University of Scranton at 570.941-6218 or e-mail at Freemant1@scranton.edu.

Current and Past Research

Dr. Smith's research agenda and professional consulting interests are in the area of organizational performance improvement, competency modeling, and research in the application and methodology used in teaching the adult learner. She has been published in Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) and Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ). She may be reached at The University of Scranton at 570.941-6218 or e-mail at Freemant1@scranton.edu

Professional Affliations

    • Society for Human Resource Development (NEPA SHRM)-Member 1996-Current
    • Elected Officer: Past President 2008

    • Elected Officer: President Elect 2007

    • Elected Officer: VP of Membership 2007

    • Board of Directors 2003-2006

    • Chair of the Certification Committee 1999-2005

  • EOTC Board Member 2009-current
  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)-Member 1999-Current  
  • Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE)-Member 1999-Current  
  • Past President, Continuing Higher Education Council 1998-1999
  • Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and 2003-2005
  • Professional Association I Education 
  • Academic Reviewer/Consultant
  • Chair and HR content expert for the Bureau of Postsecondary Services- Pennsylvania  Department of Education  Harrisburg, PA 2008-Current
  • Reviewer for: Human Resource Development Review (HRDR),  Sage Publications 2008-Current
  • Reviewer for: Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management and 
  • Workplace Policy, Greenwood Publishing Group. 2005-Current

Publications

Smith, T. F. (2009). Going beyond competencies: An exploratory study in defining exemplary WLP practitioners. Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ) Journal (22)1, Wiley Publications.

Smith, T. F. (2008). Methods in identifying exemplary performance: A review of the literature and implications for HRD. Human Resource Development Review, (7)4, Sage Publications.

Smith, T. F. (2006). Exemplary performance in four areas of expertise in workplace learning and performance (WLP): A critical incident analysis (Doctoral dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 2006). Dissertation Abstracts International.

Smith, T. F. (2006, January). Area of expertise (AOE) research project: Critical incident executive data summary. ASTD: National Certification Department, International Research Report. Alexandra, VA.

Smith, T. F. (2005). Area of expertise (AOE) project: Critical incident executive summary. ASTD grant report. Alexandra, VA.

Smith, T. F. (2006, August). The human resources administration (HRA) Program review 2006-2011. Research and Future Implementation; University Report and Document.

Smith, T. F. (2004). Instructor's manual to accompany Strategic Human Resource Development by Lyle Yorks. Thomson: South-Western Publishing.