Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Smith holds a B.S. degree in General Management and Accounting from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing from Clark-Atlanta University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Smith's research and teaching focus on leadership and emotional intelligence in the workplace, as well as social exchange relationships, social networks, and the development and use of human and social capital in organizations.
Dr. Smith has provided training and/or consulting services to a number of organizations including Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, Bendix, Ben Venue Laboratories, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dealer Tire, Fifth Third Bank, H.J. Heinz, Javitch, Block, & Rathbone, LLP, McKinsey & Company, NASA, Novelis, PCC Airfoils, PNC Bank, Progressive Insurance, Roadway Express, Rockwell Automation, Scottish Enterprise, Tremco, University Hospitals Neurological Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as a number of public school districts and trade associations. In addition, he has served as a visiting professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain where he co-taught a senior executive education course on emotionally intelligent leadership.
Prior to completing his doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh, Melvin spent more than fifteen years in a series of sales/marketing management, and organization development positions with a number of Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Pepsi-Cola, and H.J. Heinz.
His publications include: Social Capital and Intentional Change: Exploring the Role of Social Networks on Individual Change Efforts; Developing Sustainable Leaders through Coaching and Compassion (with Richard Boyatzis and Nancy Blaize);and Making a Positive Impact through Emotionally Intelligent Leadership.