Welcome to the 2021 MSOD Virtual Alumni Conference: Reunion With Purpose: OD in our selves, our systems, and our world!

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J. Goosby Smith

Pepperdine University
Vice President for Community Belonging and Chief Diversity Officer
Guided by God's call to unite God's people, Dr. J approaches her specialty areas of human diversity, inclusion and belonging with intellectual rigor, methodological soundness, patience, a healing spirit, a love for humanity, and a good natured sense of humor.  Her previous academic appointments include faculty member, Assistant Provost for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  She has also previously served as a faculty member at Pepperdine's Seaver Business Administration Division, as an Adjunct member of Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business, and as a faculty member at California State. University Channel Islands and Butler Universities. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Computer Science from Spelman College; and an MBA and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. In 2022, she expects to be awarded her Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center.  A nationally sought after public speaker, educator, and consultant, she has worked with organizations including, but not limited to: The Cleveland Clinic, The University at Albany, The Cleveland Indians, KeyBank, Chapman University, Page Architects, St. Bonaventure University, Sherwin-Williams, Sagamore Development Corporation, The Department of Agriculture, First Federal of Lakewood, and Ameritech. Her civic responsibilities include serving as a Board Member for The Charleston Interreligious Council, The Children's Trust of South Carolina, the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, The Sophia Institute, and as Advisory Board Chair for Safeporter. She is an active member of Greater St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina where she has formerly served as a Steward, Young People's Division Director, and as a virtual education teacher. She is a member of Mensa America, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., having formerly served as inaugural Faculty Advisor and later Graduate Advisor for Pepperdine's Tau Lambda chapter.
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