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Dr. Linda Gray Smith

Dr. Linda Gray Smith



231 Brown Hall



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Joined Northwest in 2016

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Iowa State University, Ames IA 2000

    • Dissertation Title: The Development and Implementation of 360 Degree Feedback for Administrators of a K-12 Public School District

  • M.S. Ed. Educational Leadership; Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO, 1995

  • M.S. Ed. English; Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO, 1983

  • B.S. Ed. Music and Elementary Education; Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO, 1977

Courses Taught

  • 61-713  School Personnel

  • 61-730  Foundations of School Administration

  • 61-733  Advanced Curriculum Development

  • 61-738  Internship in School Administration

  • 61-743  K-12 Internships

  • 61-622 Visionary School Leadership


  • 61-627  Innovative School Leadership

  • 61-649  Issues in Education

  • 61-301  Developmental Foundations of Adolescent  and Content Literacy

  • 61-311 Designing Integrated Curriculum Middle School/Secondary School

  • 61-432  Professional Education Capstone

Academic Interests

  • Diversity and Inclusion in K-12 Schools

  • K-12 School Leadership

Scholarly Activity


  • Dimmitt, T. & Smith, L.G. (2022) “Using Facebook as a Community of Practice to Support Classroom Learning”  published in proceedings of the Society of Information and Technology Conference to be held in April 2022. Also accepted to present at the SITE conference on April 13.
  • Baugher, J., Smith, L.G., & Haughey, J. (2022).  Pushing our Comfort Zone:  A Journey through Diverse Clinical Experiences. Preparing Quality Teachers Advances in Clinical Practice. Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing. [Acceptance rate-50%; Attribution 40%]  
  • Rich, G., Smith, L. G., & Alexander, K. (2020). Teacher candidates as the teacher of record assists school districts with the teacher shortage. Educational Renaissance.
  • Smith, L.G., Wood, S., Rich, C., Singleton, E., & Wall, T. J. (2020). The impact of program redesign on partnerships and clinical practice. Educational Renaissance, 8.
  • Farman, S., Seeger, V., Smith, L.G., & McBride, M. (2019). What’s in for us? How a mutually beneficial partnership changes the landscape of educational practice. Planning and Changing, 49(1/2).
  • Smith, L. G., Farnan, S., Seeger, V., Wall, T. J., & Kiene, D. (2018). Teacher candidate perceptions of urban field experiences. Educational Renaissance, 6(1), 10–25. Available from ERIC database. (EJ1218627)


  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference 2018-2021
  • Teacher Education Council of School Colleges Annual Conference, 2018-2022
  • Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Conference, 2018-2022

Student Group Advisement

  • Middle School Majors

Other Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Superintendent of for Human Resources; Independence 30 (Independence, MO)-2011-2016
  • Superintendent; Chillicothe R2 (Chillicothe, MO)-2007-2011
  • Superintendent; Worth County RIII (Grant City, MO) 1998-2007
  • Middle School and Elementary School Principal, Lamoni (Lamoni, IA) 1995-1998
  • ELA Consultant; Green Valley Area Education Agency (Creston, IA) 1990-1995
  • Secondary English Teacher, Bedford Community Schools (Bedford, IA) 1978-1990
  • Grant Evaluator, Alternative Certification; Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) 2006, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) 1985-1986, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2015