Dr. Kelly D. Smith is the founder of AEWAS Consulting, which guides individuals, organizations, and communities through data-informed change processes to empower equity and social mobility. She recently retired as a senior research analyst in planning and research at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, where her work focused on equity and student success. As part of her work at Central Piedmont, Dr. Smith collaborated with the Parr Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence to develop data literacy training for faculty and staff.
Dr. Smith also serves as a research and policy associate at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy in Boston, MA, where she brings her research and writing expertise to CWPPP initiatives focused on equity audits and community government. Her work with the Equity Audit Initiative included identifying foundational scholarship to inform metric and audit processes for small and mid-sized government bodies.
Ed.D. (Adult and Community College Education) | North Carolina State University
Graduate certificate (Gender, Leadership and Public Policy) | University of Massachusetts, Boston
SAS® Certified Base Programmer
Research and Policy Associate | Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), Boston, MA
Senior Research Analyst | Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte, NC
Secondary Science Instructor | Union County Public Schools, Monroe, NC