Macie Smith, Ed.D Bio:
Dr. Macie P. Smith is a nationally-recognized award winning educator with over 18 years of experience working in the areas of Alzheimer’s and dementia within aging and vulnerable populations. She is the acting President of the National Association of Social Workers-South Carolina Chapter. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Social Worker, Certified Social Work Case Manager, and a Social Worker in Gerontology. She serves as an Adjunct Faculty and a Subject Matter Expert on the collegiate level in the areas of social work, policy analysis, and public health.
She has appeared in several editions of Faculty Matters Magazine for her continued contributions in the academic areas of teaching, discovery, integration, and application. She conducts research, develops programs, conducts program evaluations, and facilitates professional development training in the areas of health care management and human services program development. Her focus is coordinating quality care within aging and underserved communities.
Dr. Smith is a regular contributor on OnPoint on WACH FOX 57 where she answers health related questions posed by viewers. She also is a columnist for the Carolina Panorama Newspaper and has been a featured contributing writer in the All About Seniors Magazine.
Dr. Smith has been recognized as a Top 20 Under 40 leader by the South Carolina Black Pages Magazine for her work as a community and industry change agent. Dr. Smith has been featured on WACH FOX 57, WIS-TV’s Awareness, WLTX, ABC Columbia, WFMV, WGCV, Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, and WURD Radio.
Because of Dr. Smith’s dedication to serving the aging community, she has been granted countless opportunities to travel the country to deliver thought-provoking practically sound dementia-capable education and training. Her work has even been recognized by Health Advocate/Journalist, Leeza Gibbons. Dr. Smith is a highly sought after speaker for local, state, and national conferences. She has dedicated her career to uplifting and empowering women to age on purpose and not in fear. Dr. Smith’s book, which she parrots after her talks, is slated to be released in spring 2019.