Kudos Korner | Dean Smith

By SRAI News posted 03-11-2020 15:04


Kudos Korner | Dean Smith

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, we never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we congratulate Dean O. Smith for his latest book publication!

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research managers/administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA International members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”

Publishing Success

Dean Smith
Dean O. Smith, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Hawaii
SRAI Distinguished Faculty
SRAI member since 2011

Dr. Dean O. Smith has recently released a new book, How University Budgets Work (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). This is a companion book to University Finances, also by Dr. Smith, How University Budgets Work is a unique introductory guide emphasizing practical matters and best practices to the extended academic community using layman's terms.

Dr. Smith covers major aspects of university budgets ranging from their preparation and alignment with strategic plans to their implementation at the departmental level. This new resource enables faculty members and administrators to become more effective in their roles within the university.

An SRAI Distinguished Faculty member, Dr. Smith served in the higher administration of four major universities: The University of Wisconsin–Madison, Texas Tech University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Hawaii, where he is now professor emeritus. He is also the author of Managing the Research University, Understanding Authority in Higher Education, and University Finances: Accounting and Budgeting Principles for Higher Education

Have Something to Share in Kudos Korner?
If you would like to share your story – please see the criteria below with some examples of noteworthy items of interest to the SRA International community that could be submitted to The Kudos Korner:

  • Recently published papers (e.g., articles, chapters, books, etc.)
  • Presentations (e.g., posters, sessions, workshops, video, web, etc.)
  • Professional Awards and Prizes (e.g., grants, contracts, honorary prizes/awards)
  • Recently earned degrees or professional accreditation (e.g., CRA, CIP, etc.)
  • Other honors (e.g., promotions, contest winners, organizational citations/recognition)
  • Transitions (e.g., new jobs, homes, family, retirement)

Please note that we will try and publish as many submissions as possible each month, but SRA International reserves the right to delay publication for future use or to edit and/or omit at its discretion.

Send requests for more information and all submissions via email to Debra Schaller-Demers at schalled@mskcc.org. We will make all attempts to confirm receipt of your submission and inform you of acceptance for publication. Please use this wording in the Subject Line of your email: SRAI Kudos

Be sure to include the following information:

    • Name (First, Last)
    • Degree
    • Organization/Affiliation
    • Email and phone number if we need more information
    • Geographic Location (City, State, Country)
    • SRAI Member Since _________ (YYYY)
    • A separately attached headshot jpg file
    • Description of your honor/accomplishment (limited to 500 words)

Authored by Debra Schaller-Demers, Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
SRAI President Elect