Strategic Plan 2022-2027
Assistant Professor of Communication
MA - Strategic Communication
BA - Communication and Media Arts
AA - English Studies
Jordie Smith serves as an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and the 14th Director of Forensics Programs for the Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta at Ottawa University; a fraternal program boasting over 100 years of collegiate debate competition. He competed in debate for Hutchinson Community College between 2004-2006 before accepting a Presidential Scholarship to study Communication and Media Arts at Sterling College. While competing for Sterling College, Smith was awarded two first-round bids to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence and the American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament. He graduated cum laude from Sterling College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Arts while serving in the student government, collegiate newspaper, and playing on the golf team.
Smith accepted a graduate assistantship to Wichita State University’s Elliot School of Communication, where he served as the graduate student representative for the faculty senate while studying Strategic Communication and Public Relations. Smith’s research in Crisis Communication was honored at the Southern States Communication Association where he received top paper honors for his work on the Ouachita National Park Floods. Upon graduation Smith served as the Director of Marketing for a regional security alarm company while simultaneously writing for the Haysville Sun Times as a Sports Journalist.
Smith returned to the classroom and began work on a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration with a concentration in Business through the University of the Cumberlands. While teaching in Texas, Smith served as an instructor for the Texas Correctional Facilities Education program and the Non-Commissioned Officers Education Program at Fort Hood. His academic research is concentrated on Crisis Communication in Executive settings.