During his 38 years as a professor, Dean O. Smith has served in the higher administration of four major universities: the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Texas Tech University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Hawaii, where he is now professor emeritus. He has authored 135 scientific publications and four books on university administration, Managing the Research University, Understanding Authority in Higher Education, University Finances: Accounting and Budgeting Principles for Higher Education, and How University Budgets Work. Dr. Smith received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a member of the Registry of College and University Presidents.