Smart III
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D., School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech (2018, Public Administration and Policy)

MSSW, School of Social Work, Columbia University (2007, Social Administration)

BSW, Department of Social Work, Morgan State University (2006, Social Work)

Henry Smart is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Management. He is a military veteran with over 15 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Guard. Throughout his professional career, he has acquired additional knowledge and experience in contract management, nonprofit management, public policy, and social and public administration. He holds his Master of Science in Social Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Morgan State University. After completing his studies at Columbia, he provided program management at various non-profit organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. In May of 2018, he completed his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Affairs at Virginia Tech. At John Jay College, Henry teaches undergraduate courses in the Criminal Justice Management program and graduate courses in the Master of Public Administration program. His teaching portfolio covers topics related to the policy process, policy analysis, the evaluation of criminal justice programs and the foundations of public administration. His current research examines colorism’s influence on administrative decisions, narratives related to state and local policy agreement and the intersection of presidential pork and disaster preparedness.
JJC Affiliations
Criminal Justice Management, Master of Public Administration
Courses Taught

PAD 348 - Justice Planning and Policy Analysis

PAD 700 - Public Administration

PAD 730 - Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

PAD 814 - Policy Advocacy Practicum 

Professional Memberships

American Society for Public Administration, Law & Society Association, Public Administration Theory Network, Association for Public Policy and Management, Public Management Research Association 

Scholarly Work
  1. Smart, H. (2020). A proposal for strategic controls to ensure equity in the criminal justice system In Ethics for Contemporary Bureaucrats: Navigating Constitutional Crossroads 
  2. Cowell, M., Eckerd, A. & Smart, H. (2019). The rural identity and the encroaching city: Governance, policy and development in Northern Virginia's Wine CountryGrowth and Change 
  3. Smart, H. (2019). Operationalizing a Conceptual Model of Colorism in Local PolicingSocial Justice Research, 32(1), 72-115
Honors and Awards