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 I'm Robert Smith III


Robert is currently the Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Prior to joining the staff at UNC Robert was a fulltime faculty member at the University of Virginia.  During his tenure, Robert served as the Director of Human Resources Consulting Services.   He utilized his team building and leadership development skills to rebuild and rebrand the HRCS business unit.  Before joining Human Resources Robert was the Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and prior to that appointment, he held the same post in OB/GYN.  Robert served as an International Health Care Consultant and held positions in Employee Concerns, Perioperative Services and Respiratory Care at the University of Virginia Medical Center.


Dr. Smith was also an adjunct faculty member in the Public Health Sciences Department, University of Virginia School of Medicine and lectured on Financial and Operational Clinical Department Management in addition to Human Resource Management. He has served as an adjunct instructor at National College (National University), Charlottesville, VA and taught courses in Law & Ethics, Human Resource Management, and General Ethics. Dr. Smith has served as an adjunct at Forsyth Technical College in Winston-Salem, North

Carolina, and while there he taught Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care.  Dr. Smith is a trained Mediator and has served as a Human Resources Consultant in both the public and private sectors.  Dr. Smith conducts workshops and guest lectures on topics such as “Ethics in Health Care”, “The Art of Delegation” “The Communications Challenge”, “Team Building”, “Diagnosing Leadership” and “Omnidirectional Leadership” among others.  Most recently has lectured at the UNC Healthcare Outpatient Training and Professional Development Program and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.  

Dr. Smith is a seasoned leader, researcher, lecturer, manager, administrator, and training consultant, with more than twenty years of experience.  He has served on and chaired several non-profit boards in Charlottesville, Virginia such as MACAA, Monticello Area Community Action Agency and The Bridge Ministry.  Dr. Smith holds a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Race and Human Relationships, (University of Virginia), an A.A.S. in Respiratory Therapy Technology, (Piedmont Virginia Community College) and is NBRC certified as a Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist holding the credential of RRT-NPS.  He has a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, (University of Virginia) with a concentration in Instructional Technology and he earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.  His research focused on leadership skill development.  

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