David A. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost and Associate Professor

National Intelligence University, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Smith is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel having served over 23 years on active duty. He is currently the Assistant Provost and Associate Professor at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Smith also holds academic appointments at Georgetown and George Washington Universities (Georgetown University School of Medicine and George Washington University Milken School of Public Health).

During his final assignment in the Air Force he served as the Health Physics Consultant to two Air Force Surgeons General and as the Executive Secretary for the U.S. Air Force Radioisotope Committee. Prior to that assignment, Dr. Smith was a faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he was the Deputy Head, Systems and Engineering Management Department and Program Director for both the Environmental Engineering and Sciences and Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Programs.

Following his retirement from the Air Force, Dr. Smith served as the Executive Director, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). The NCRP is a Congressionally chartered scientific organization charged with developing independent scientific analysis, information, and publishing recommendations representing the consensus of leading scientists.

Dr. Smith has a B.A. degree in Mathematics/Education from Central Methodist University; M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics) from the University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering Sciences (Diagnostic Medical Physics) from the University of Florida-Gainesville; and a PhD in Environmental Sciences (research focused on recovery from radiological terrorism) from the Ohio State University. He has published a variety of peer reviewed papers covering environmental and occupational health, medical imaging physics, and response and recovery from WMD events.