Mr. Smith joined the Elmhurst College faculty part time in 1977, while teaching full time at Northern Illinois University. In 2013, he joined the faculty on a full-time basis as lecturer and IT program director. He received his B.S. in mathematics and MBA from Northern Illinois University. During his years as an adjunct faculty member, he worked at CNA Insurance as a senior systems software engineering director, focusing on the evaluation, implementation and support of software products.