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Dr. Douglas Smith

Dr. Douglas Smith will be retiring from the University on June 30, after 20 years of service. A reception honoring Dr. Smith will be from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at the Nelson Smith Building, Room 201C. Members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Dr. Smith is currently the director for Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies. His knowledge of classroom design and expertise in instructional technology has been instrumental in updating, upgrading, and managing almost every instructional space on campus. Nearly every classroom at Illinois State has been influenced by Smith and the Learning Spaces team—in fact, to many support staff, the ubiquitous instructor stations found in hundreds of ISU classrooms are known informally as “Doug Carts.”

Smith is an Illinois State University alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He received a master’s degree in music education from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in educational technology from Purdue University. Smith joined the University staff in 2002 as director of the Department of Learning Spaces & Audio/Visual Technologies. In 2020, Dr. Smith received the 2020 Williams Outstanding Technology Service Award, which recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the University in the area of technology and service.

Members of the campus community are also invited to sign a virtual card using this link.

Those who need special accommodations to attend can contact Rachel Purviance at 438-3607 or rmenken@ilstu.edu.