Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Delphia S. Smith is an assistant professor of reading/literacy education. She holds an appointment in the Howard University School of Education. Before entering the academy, Dr. Smith served as an elementary educator for over 11 years in the United States and her home country, the Bahamas. Her research focus includes Early Reading/ Early Literacy, Reading and Writing as reciprocal processes, Summer Setback/Summer Reading Loss, Educational equity/reform, Teacher education, and Text Complexity and Complex Text. A lover of reading and writing, Dr. Smith has coauthored several children’s books that focus on areas such as race, diversity, and the importance of hard work and dedication.