Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Osha Lynette Smith is a recent graduate of Walden and has earned her Doctorate degree in Reading and Literacy Leadership. Her dissertation was titled "Content Area Teacher Perspectives on Integrating Literacy Strategies". Dr. Smith is currently in her second year as a Post-doctoral Fellow for the Richard C. Riley School of Education at Walden University, under the supervision of Dr. Amy White. In this capacity Dr. Smith has taught READ 6708 for two semesters and is currently working with Kelly Kelly as a SME.
Apart from Walden University, Dr. Smith teaches seventh grade academic literacy at a suburban middle school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is a certified Reading Specialist. Teaching is her second career, and she has been a teacher for 17 years. Prior to teaching, Dr. Smith worked in state government and facilitated training for adults for 24 years. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor for Penn State University in Harrisburg, where she teaches a graduate course titled Teaching Reading through the Content Areas.
Dr. Smith serves on the board for The Notable Books for a Global Society and enjoys reading and discussing hundreds of newly published books for grades K-12. In addition, she scores teacher portfolios for Pearson.