Instructional Technology Consultant | IT Educator | Author/Presenter | Technology Strategist


Dr. Smith consults independently and presents in the field of instructional technology, instructional design, and instructional strategies, and has published numerous articles in leading Educational Technology and Special Education journal

Career Highlights

Music Director of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra and have guest conducted regional professional orchestras in Los Angeles. 

As principal/co-principal investigator, received 1.3 million grants while at the University of Kansas. In addition to writing and research, I had primary responsibility for providing strategic vision and leadership for grant participants, staff, and faculty.

Adjunct faculty supervisor for educational technology staff [hiring, course assignments, evaluation].

Served/chaired policy, insight, and strategic planning committees.

Chaired 7 doctoral committees/mentored 15 doctoral candidates.

Co-led team that developed an online Masters degree program for the School of Education at Northern Kentucky University.

Software architect of the Northern KY School of Education’s ePortfolio assessment program (application).

Established the Academy for Online Course Development at Clayton State University. The Academy provided training for faculty from across the university to develop and deliver online courses built on best-practices. By the end of five years, 90% of faculty had been through the program and over 100 new online courses were in place.

Consultant to Georgia State University Excellence helping to serve the DFACS program in Georgia; bringing technology integration initiatives to employees and families.

International/National speaker including Keynote speaker/presenter for the Ohio State Child Welfare Training Program State Conference in Columbus Ohio (March, 2015).

Software architect for Year Up Greater Atlanta’s inventory management system and intern placement tool.

COmunity Service

Helped establish the Redwood Rehabilitation Center Computer Center (KY) offering workforce training/development opportunities to the center’s residents.

Served on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Heart Institute advisory board.

Mentored in both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.


Available for speaking engagements, workshops, seminars and technology consultation.

Dr. Smith...

Presents high-quality professional development content that incorporates diverse strategies appropriate for all learners.

Is knowledgeable of research and strategies for adult learning, including both face-to-face and distance learning. 

Is technologically proficient, including the ability to integrate multiple technologies into the design and delivery of professional development for adults.


Past Clients

Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

Georgia State University Professional Excellence Program

State of Georgia - Division of Family and Children Services

Aloha Mind Math


Peeples Elementary School, Kentucky


Pendleton County School District, Kentucky

Erpenbeck Elementary School, Kentucky

Cordley Elementary School, Kansas

Edge Enterprises, Kansas

Thinkwave Educator

Year Up Greater Atlanta

Past Web Design and Consulting Clients

Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology (AHDP)


Peeples Elementary School



Erpenbeck Elementary School

Plantation Pointe HOA

Lancashire Home Owners Association

Pathway to Home Ownership

TopFlight Gymnastics

Lawrence Futures Golf Tour

Golf USA

Lawrence Amateur Golf Association

Great Basin Photographic

Training For Results

Developed in 1995, TheDigitalClassroom provides online instruction, resources, screencasts, and topical information for educators and trainers.


History of TDC

The Digital Classroom began as a Learning Management System (LMS) for Educational Technology courses and professional development offered by Dr. Steven Smith in 1995. The primary function of TDC was to support learning and to provide resources that can be used to augment the educational experience.

Course delivery was redesigned in 2006 to take full advantage of the open source LMS program Moodle®. Moodle was selected for its extensive features and flexibility of design as well as its price; it's a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT and Blackboard. Moodle is used by a growing number of universities, schools, as well as independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.

Today, TDC functions primarily as a  a training tool and web presence for Dr. Steven Smith. Training is often personalized for an organization (private access). Courses are offered free through the classroom feature which utilizes CourseSites (by Blackboard), an online LMS.