Central Penn College - Micaiah Smith-Morris

Central Penn College

 

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Micaiah L. Smith-Morris, EdD
Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Professional Bio

am a multi-skilled administrator, facilitator and practitioner, a knowledgeable and compassionate leader who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to the exploration of innovative solutions to complex issues. Prior to entering academia, I spent 12 years as a financial advisor, 3 years as a field director, 2 years as an executive director, and 2 years as a program director. I have both academic knowledge (BSBA, MBA, EdD) and nearly 2 decades of practical experience in the multi-faceted field of Business Administration.

Personal Bio

Iam a wife, a mother of two sons, a business owner, and a community servant. I am an avid adventurer, having traveled to exotic places around the world, but I still call a sleep little port town in Connecticut 'home.' I am a movie fanatic, and often spend hours scouring movies that can be used to supplement academic curriculum. 

Like many others, I grew up in difficult financial circumstances, but struggled and survived, and have begun to rewrite a new legacy for the next generation. And yes, I believe that 'texting' is a valid form of communication, and that 'speed texting' is a marketable skill.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in the theory that people "remember more of what they see, hear and do." My courses are designed to be multi-sensory, using a multi-modal approach. Reading is a non-negotiable - learn to love it. Case studies are informative. 

Deconstruction is skill-building. Reconstruction is empowering. If you are enrolled in my class, come prepared to be challenged, to be engaged and to have fun.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate that learning should be fun, or at the bare minimum, attention grabbing. I believe people learn better when they have the freedom to be their authentic selves, without judgement and fear of reprisal. For that reason, I am passionate about preserving the student-faculty relationship, and inviting controversial conversation to take place, respectfully, in any course that I am facilitating.

EDUCATION

  • (EdD) Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration - Immaculata University
  • (MBA) Master of Business Administration, Management & Finance - Univ of Phoenix
  • (BSBA) Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Albright College

COURSES & SUBJECTS

  • Principles of HR
  • Principles of Management
  • Collective Bargaining / Labor Relations
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • MicroEconomics
  • Talent Acquisition

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PA Life, Accident & Health Insurance License
  • FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 12, 24, 53, 63, 65