Katie Smith, Ph.D.
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy
Katie Smith is an assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Dr. Smith worked in a variety of student affairs functional areas, including in career services at Elon University and at Duke University. Dr. Smith's research focuses primarily on college student experiences and career development, especially the financial, social, and environmental influences on students' career exploration, opportunities, and post-graduate outcomes. Dr. Smith's work has been published in a number of academic journals, including Educational Researcher, The Journal of College Student Development, Social Sciences, The Community College Journal of Research & Practice, and practitioner outlets such as New Directions for Institutional Research.
- Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis, NC State University
- M.S. in Higher Education Administration, University of Rochester
- B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, SUNY Geneseo
- Chan, M., Kwon, J., Nguyen, D., Saunders, K. M., Shah, N., & Smith, K. N. (2020). National trends in federal student loan borrowing by income group and first-generation status. AIR Professional File, 148, 4-17. http://doi.org/10.34315/apf1482020
- Umbach, P. D., Clayton, A. B., & Smith, K. N. (2020). Developmental education's effect on graduation and labor market outcomes. Journal of Developmental Education, 43(2), 10-18.
- Smith, K. N. (2019). An offer that can’t be refused. In M. Benjamin & J. Jessup-Anger (Eds.), Maybe I Should. . . Case Studies on Ethics for Student Affairs Professionals (2nd ed., pp. 120-123). Lexington Books.
- Smith, K. N., Jaeger, A. J. & Thomas, D. (2019). “Science Olympiad is why I’m here”: The influence of an early STEM program on college and major choice. Research in Science Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-019-09897-7
- Chan, M., Kwon, J., Nguyen, D., Saunders, K. M., Shah, N., & Smith, K. N. (2019). Indebted over time: Racial differences in student borrowing. Educational Researcher, 48(8), 558-563. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X19864969
- Umbach, P. D., Tuchmayer, J. B., Clayton, A. B., & Smith, K. N. (2019). Transfer student success: Exploring community college, university, and individual predictors. Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 43(9), 599-617. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2018.1520658
- Gayles, J. G., & Smith, K. N. (2019). Advancing theoretical frameworks for intersectional research on women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, 179, 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1002/ir.20274
- Smith, K. N., & Gayles, J. G. (2018). “Girl power”: Gendered academic and workplace experiences of college women in engineering. Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7010011
- Smith, K. N., & Gayles, J. G. (2017). “Setting up for the next big thing”: Undergraduate women engineering students’ post-baccalaureate career decisions. Journal of College Student Development, 58(8), 1201-1217. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2017.0094
- American College Personnel Association, 2019-2021
- Seton Hall University Research Council, 2020