Dr. Ron Smith

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

 
Biography
Dr. Smith grew up in southeastern Ohio. His wife is Alice and they have three sons, two daughters in law and two grandchildren. Dr. Smith taught at Huntington Christian Academy from 1978-1980. From 1980 to 2006 he taught at Pensacola Christian College. He has been at Piedmont since 2006 and began serving as chair of the Division of Music in 2007. Dr. Smith now serves as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.  He is a bass trombonist and has played professionally with a number of different ensembles over the years. Musically his interests are in teaching low brass and conducting ensembles.  His favorite Bible verse is Luke 9:23.

Education
A.B.  Marshall University
M.M. Ithaca College
D.M.A. Louisiana State University

Trombone Studies with:
Larry Campbell
Charles Dalkert
John Mead
Allen Ostrander
Lewis Van Haney

Tuba/Euphonium Studies with:
James Linn

Licensure
New York Permanent Licensure Music K-12
North Carolina Professional Licensure Music K-12

Contact Dr. Smith
Email:
smithr@piedmontu.edu
Phone: 336-714-7983
Office: Stevens Hall (First Floor)