Dr. Eric Smithesmith@mail.barry.edu Dr. Eric Smith is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and spent 26 years in the fire service in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. He came to Florida in 1996 and worked for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue for 12 years. Dr. Smith is currently an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and the Academic Coordinator for Emergency and Public Safety Management. Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Barry University’s School of Adult and Continuing Education. A Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, A Master’s degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Smith is also a graduate of the Notional Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.