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Ashley Smith


Ashley Smith

Exec Director/Sr Instructor

College of Health Education and Human Sciences


Degree Major Emphasis/Program Name Institution Year
Ph.D. Adult Education/Postsecondary Education Capella University In Progress
M.Ed. Adult Education Capella University 2020
B.A.S. Healthcare Administration Siena Heights University 2016
A.A.S. Surgical Technology University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 2004


Ashley Smith is the executive director and senior instructor for the surgical technology program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, where she is currently also serving as a member of Faculty Senate. Her research interests include Generation Z, integration of technology into curricula, and DEI.

Smith is currently the president of the Arkansas State Assembly for Surgical Technology and serves as a member of the board of directors for the Montessori School of Fort Smith. She is registered with the Arkansas State Medical Board and is a Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technology (FAST) from the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), which is the highest accomplishment one can receive from AST.