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Ingrad Smith

Canton, Mississippi, United States


Dr. Ingrad Smith is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Jackson State University and Executive Director of the Association for Rural Education Policy and Practice. She has been an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, university administrator at Florida International University and assistant professor at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Smith is a former member of the State Family Readiness Advisory Board for the Mississippi Army National Guard. She was one of the coordinators of the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program. She has been a consultant for the Mississippi Department of Education and served as a consultant for several school districts. Dr. Smith is also a member of the Honors College Advisory Board at Jackson State University.

Dr. Smith was the featured guest speaker at the Air National Guard Enlisted Leadership Symposium in Houston, Texas. She has been officially invited to speak at the National Education Association (NEA) Office of Human and Civil Rights Convention for the previous four years. She has spoken at the Army National Guard Family National Meeting, and the Alabama Air National Guard Family Support Annual Conference. She was a panelist on the DeWitt Wallace Readers Digest Fund One Child, Many Visions National Teleconference in Washington, D.C. She is the author of two textbooks: Conflict Management: A New Norm for Schools, Colleges, and Universities and Governance and Corporate Relations.
Dr. Smith was selected to participate in the ACHIEVE Mississippi Problem-Based Learning Training Program. She participated in the Principalsí Leadership Academy for SECME, Inc., a pre-engineering program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a former member of the Millsaps College Principalsí Advisory Board and completed the Superintendentsí Academy at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education at Mississippi State University and a member of National Rural Education Association. She was named an inaugural member of the Rural School and Community Trustís National Rural Faculty.

She has a Bachelors Degree in English and a Masters Degree in Adult Education from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with emphasis in school violence from Jackson State University. You may contact her at:

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Published works:


  • Journal of Rural Education Policy and Practice Vol 1 Number 1
  • Conflict Management: A New Norm for Schools, College and Universities
  • The Teaching Game: A Psychological Approach to Understanding Student Behavior and Poor School Performance
  • Journal of Rural Education Policy and Practice Vol 1 Number 3
  • The Teaching Game: Study Guide
  • Journal of Rural Education Policy and Practice Vol 1 Number 2
  • Governance and Corporate Relations