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Dr. Tamela W. Smith

Dr. Tamela W. Smith
- Staff Regent


Dr. Tamela W. Smith is the Manager of Audiovisual Services within the Communication Technologies Department at WKU.  Dr. Smith oversees video conferencing support and audio/visual installations at the Bowling Green and Regional Campus locations. She has received four degrees from WKU, including a Master’s degree in Communication in 2001 and her Doctorate of Education in 2013.  With more than 13 years of experience in video conferencing, her dissertation focused on improving the collaborative experience in computer-mediated communications. Her research includes best-practices for collaboration in synchronous online environments.  She has presented nationally and internationally on best-practices in video conferencing communications.  She is a member of the Western Kentucky University Alumni Association, the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and is a supporting member of Public Broadcasting Services at WKU. 

Dr. Smith is proud to represent the Staff of WKU as their elected Staff Regent. Her term on the board ends June 2018.

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