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David G. Smith

2019 Speaker

DAVID G. SMITH, PhD, is the coauthor of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and associate professor of sociology in the Department of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy pilot, Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat, and flew more than three thousand hours over thirty years, including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research on gender, work, and family issues, including gender bias in performance evaluations, dual-career families, military families, women in the military, and retention of women. Smith is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace.