Faculty: Dorothy J. Smith

Dorothy J. Smith
Dorothy J. Smith, MS
Title(s):
Senior Adjunct Professor

Director, Human Resource Management Programs

School:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6579

Dorothy J. Smith is currently the Human Resource Management Program Director here at GGU. Her active involvement and student advocacy is truly represented by the love she constantly receives from students in her program. Although you may not be in Dorothy's program, she is not limited with her concern for student success and often responds to any student seeking assistance of any kind.

Dorothy is a GGU alum, having received her graduate degree in HR. She began her second career at GGU in 1995 as an adjunct lecturer after a successful career in HR with a well known and highly respected fortune 100 telecommunications company. She took an early retirement from this prestigious company having reached the level of Executive Staff Manager and migrated into academia for which she has garnered a real passion. Dorothy is principal of Designing Judicious Solutions (DJS) consulting firm and has consulted with both mid-size and large corporations. GGU now keeps her busy, but she maintains a current business consulting license for her firm. Dorothy attained partial CEBS certification (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) and has held SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) certification for the past 20 years. Dorothy J (as she likes to be called) is completing a DBA with a concentration in HR.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Human Resource Management

EDUCATION

  • BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix
  • MS, Human Resources, Golden Gate University
  • SPHR, Senior Professional Human Resource Certification
  • DBA, in progress

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1995 - Present: Adjunct Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • SPHR Certification
  • Principal, Designing Judicious Solutions Consulting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society of Human Resources Management
  • Northern California Human Resources Association
  • American Association of Training and Development
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans (CEBS)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Golden Gate University Senior Adjunct Faculty Award 2010
  • Employee of the Year, Pacific Bell
  • Women of Legacy, NAACP