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IU Bloomington

David Smiley

School of Public Health

Expert Bio

David L. Smiley is a lecturer in the Department of Health & Wellness Design in the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington whose research focuses on student engagement, particularly as it relates to the use of technology and the use of simulations in an active learning environment. As the current coordinator of the core curriculum in the Department of Health & Wellness Design, he is involved in the overall direction and development of the undergraduate core program.

Smiley received his B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. from the University of Central Florida. He has received numerous pedagogical awards and grants, including the School of Public Health Trustees Teaching Award. He also is highly involved in community engagement and has served on the Board of Directors of My Sister’s Closet and currently serves as the vice president of the board of Visit Bloomington.

Areas of Expertise

Pedagogy, experiential learning, student engagement and persistence, golf tourism and travel.