Brad Smith joined the TEAL office as an Academic Advisor in 2013. Before coming to UNCC, he taught history, civics, and psychology in Cabarrus County high schools. Dr. Smith holds a BA in History (UNC Chapel Hill), an MA in Teaching (UNC Chapel Hill), and an EdD in Educational Leadership (UNC Charlotte).
In his current role as Director, Dr. Smith coordinates pre-education advising and licensure efforts for the Cato College of Education. He can provide information for students on the teaching profession, education programs at UNCC, routes to teacher licensure, financial assistance for teacher candidates, and campus resources. Dr. Smith also serves as the college’s Licensure Officer and is the primary contact for questions regarding professional educator licensure at UNCC.
Dr. Smith’s research interests include early colleges, college student success, and teacher education.