J.W. Smith, Ph.D.
Specialization: Communication and Disability; African American Rhetoric
Professional Experience: Associate Professor, Ohio University; Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, School of Interpersonal Communication; Assistant professor of speech communication, Indiana University at South Bend; visiting lecturer, Indiana University at South Bend; part-time faculty at University of Detroit; part-time faculty at Wayne State University; graduate assistant, Wayne State University; graduate assistant, Purdue University; part-time faculty, Purdue University;special tutor, Indian University Northwest; music therapist, Lake County Association for the Mentally Retarded.
Publications: Co-author of first edition and single author of second edition of Communication and Campaigns; author of Essays on Communication and the Blind and visually Impaired. Articles published in The Braille Monitor; and selected book chapters and numerous convention papers; numerous seminars and workshops on effective communication topics: interviewing skills, parliamentary procedure and stress management.