Anderson P. Smith

Roles and Responsibilities

Anderson Smith is the Assistant Director for Research Compliance Education for the Office of Research Compliance and Training. His work focuses on creating educational programs on research compliance and research ethics for the Columbia research community, including faculty and staff, students, and post-doctoral research fellows.


Dr. Smith has conducted seminars and lectures at various conferences, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), around literacy and metacognition. His research focused on the effects of literature when used in service to people with criminal conviction histories post-incarceration. He has also taught creative writing and spoken-word poetry in both medium and maximum-security prisons in New York. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also earned a Master's in Philosophy and a Master's in Education for the teaching of English. He received his Master's in Fine Arts for Creative Writing from Manhattanville College.