About Bob Smith,
Author of The Way of Oz

Bob Smith is a Consultant and Member of the Executive Board of CBT University Consulting in Sacramento, CA. He served as Provost and Senior Vice President at Texas Tech University (TTU) from 2009-2013. Prior to joining TTU, he served as the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (2000-2008); Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Connecticut (1997-2000); Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School (1987-1997) and Dean of the College of Pharmacy (1985-86) at Washington State University; James E. Bauerle Professor (1983-85) and Director of the Drug Dynamics Institute (1978-85), Professor (1977-83) and Associate Professor (1974-77) at the University of Texas at Austin; Associate and Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (1968-74) at the University of Iowa.

Bob's Ph.D. (1968) and master's (1964) degrees (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) were earned at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. degree (Pharmaceutical Sciences) cum laude from St. John's University in New York (1963).

Bob is a native of New York. He is the author or co-author of more than 330 articles and eight books, including Where You Stand Is Where You Sit: An Academic Administrator's Handbook, published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2006. The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage, was published by TTU Press in September 2012. At Texas Tech, he was also editor-in-chief of the online journal All Things Texas Tech and co-produced AcademiCast, a podcast series that included interviews with TTU faculty and students.

His research and scholarly interests have been in the pharmaceutical sciences, communication, personal and professional development, and university administration.


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