Daryl G. Smith is senior research fellow and professor emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University.
Before coming to CGU, Smith served as a college administrator in planning and evaluation, institutional research, and student affairs. She has served as an evaluator and consultant for numerous projects and campuses across the country, and for foundations such as the James Irvine Foundation, the Haas Jr. Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and The Hewlett Foundation. She served on the advisory committees for several National Science Foundation ADVANCE grants, which support women in academic science and engineering careers.
Smith was one of three principals responsible for the evaluation of the Campus Diversity Initiative for the James Irvine Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington DC. This five-year project involved working with 28 private colleges and universities in California to develop their capacity to sustain and monitor progress on institutional diversity. The project resulted in a final report, three research briefs (on unknown students, faculty hiring, and the intersection of race and class), a resource kit for campuses and a monograph.
Smith has been on the advisory board for the Converge project on diversity and inclusion in the health professions at Harvard Medical School. She served as part of two US delegations to Ford Foundation sponsored trinational conferences (India, South Africa, and the US) on campus diversity, higher education. and democracy.
Smith was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in South Africa in 2010 and 2012. She is the recipient of the 2012 Howard R. Bowen Career Achievement Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the 2013 award for Research Achievement from the American Educational Association (Division J) and the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Claremont Graduate University.
Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work. 2nd edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Editor. Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging Perspectives on Institutional Transformation. New York: Routledge, 2014.
“Diversity in higher education: Access and equity and more.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, edited by Janet M. Bennett. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2015.
Co-authored with E. Tovar and H. Garcia. “Where are they?: A multi-lens examination of the distribution of full-time faculty by institutional type, race/ethnicity, gender and citizenship.” In Refining the Focus on Faculty Diversity in Postsecondary Institutions, New Directions for Institutional Research, edited by Yonhong Jade Xu, 5-26. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
“Diversity in Organizing Higher Education: A Bridge to the Future?” In The Organization of Higher Education: Managing Colleges for a New Era, edited by Michael N. Bastedo, 465-490. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
“Identifying Talent, Interrupting the Usual: Diversifying the Faculty.” In Diversity in American Higher Education: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach, edited by Lisa M. Stulberg and Sharon Lawner Weinberg, 142-152. New York: Routledge, 2011.