Brett R.  Smith, Ph.D.

Brett R. Smith, Ph.D.

Brett R. Smith, Ph.D. is Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He leads one of the leading undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. (ranked in Top 25 in the country seven years in a row) and founded the social entrepreneurship program which has won several international awards including: Best Undergraduate Program in Social Entrepreneurship (GCEC), the U.S. Department of State grants for social entrepreneurship programs with Fulbright scholars from Afghanistan and North Africa, two Ashoka U Innovation Awards, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship Pedagogical Innovation Award, and the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Research Conference Best Paper Award.

His research has been featured in a number of leading academic and practitioner journals including “Academy of Management Journal,” “Forbes,” “Journal of Public Policy & Marketing,” “ Leadership Quarterly,” and “M.I.T’s Innovations.”