Brett R. Smith, Ph.D. is the Cintas Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, Founding Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Founding Research Director, Leading the Integration of Faith & Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
His research interests focus on social and faith-based entrepreneurship. His research has been featured in a number of leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Leadership Quarterly, and Long Range Planning.
Smith has won several international awards including the GCEC Award for Best Social Entrepreneurship Program. He has been awarded more than $500,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of State to host seminars on social entrepreneurship for Fulbright students from Afghanistan and North Africa and has been invited to speak around the world at the United Nations, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Tedx Youth, and a number of leading universities including Columbia, Duke, Harvard and Oxford. His work has been highlighted in Time, Business Week, Financial Times, CNN, MSNBC and 100 other media outlets.