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In 2015, Dr. J. Goosby Smith relocated from Southern California to Charleston, SC where she became a faculty member in The Citadel’s Baker School of Business and the Department of Leadership Studies. Since July of 2018, she has served as Assistant Provost of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a role in which she collaborates with campus leadership to support The Citadel’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Driven by the call to “increase human thriving in the workplace,” Dr. J specializes in workplace inclusion, with emphases on teams, higher education, veterans, and workplace spirituality and religion. Her research is published in the book (Beyond Inclusion, 2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and several other chapters, journal articles, and research reports. Smith is presently editing a book on spirituality and religion in the workplace (Blessed are Those Who Ask the Questions, est. 2019, Information Age Publishing). Starting as an Information Technology consultant 28 years ago, Smith later transitioned into the field of diversity and inclusion, engaging with organizations including, but not limited to: Boeing Corporation Talent Management, Naval Base Ventura County (Point Mugu), Sherwin-Williams, CHEF, The Cleveland Clinic, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, University at Albany, Chapman University, KeyBank, First Federal Lakewood, and The Cleveland Indians. One of her career-changing highlights was being awarded an Office of Naval Research Faculty Summer Fellowship to research barriers to inclusion for Latina and Latino service members.
Smith holds Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Spelman College. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and American Mensa. A native of Gary, IN, Dr. J lives in Charleston with her daughter Aiah and her yellow lab, Cassius Clay.