- JD, University of Baltimore, School of Law
MS, George Mason University, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
GradCert (positive psychology), College of Education and Human Development, University of Missouri
BA, American University, School of Public Affairs
- David J. Smith is an educator, consultant, and career coach focusing on the fields of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and humanitarian action. He is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit that offers experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. He served as a senior program officer and manager of national outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has taught at Goucher College, Towson University, Georgetown University, Drexel University, and George Mason University. He was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He is past president of the NCAC Chapter of the Fulbright Association. David is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has published Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing, 2016) and Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press, 2013). David has completed course work with Coach Training Alliance and is an official member of Forbes Coaches Council. He directs the National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar.
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