Kimberly White-Smith recently became dean of the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne in California. She was associate dean of the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. There, she also served as a professor of education and director of the Donna Ford Attallah Educator Development Academy. She joined the faculty at Chapman University in 2004.
In accepting the position, Dr. White-Smith said “the University of La Verne is uniquely positioned to support the need for teachers in urban centers and to be a leader in preparing teachers to succeed in their communities.”
Dr. White-Smith is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a master’s degree at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. Dean White-Smith holds a doctorate in learning and instruction from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.