University of Central Florida, M.S., 2012
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1995
- RPTS Core Curriculum Coordinator - 2017 to present
- Indiana University Summer Instructional Development Fellowship 2017
- Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award 2014
- Indiana University Summer Instructional Development Fellowship 2014
- Echo360 Adopter's Grant 2013
- Eppley Institute Online Course Development Grant 2013
- Indiana University CITL Active Learning Grant 2013
The use of electronic response systems in classrooms in higher education is becoming more widespread. While much of the research has evaluated the benefits of electronic response systems on student performance, as well as the effects on student learning; there is little research on the combined effect of electronic response systems and lecture capture on student performance. My primary research focuses on student engagement particularly as it relates to the use of technology and the use of simulations in an active learning environment.
My secondary research area is the interaction between golf and cognitive decline. Golf is an activity that has been shown to have a positive impact on cognitive decline and the research in this area is in its infancy. My interest is in golf-based intervention in delaying cognitive decline in healthy older adults.
Smiley, D. L., Ross, C. M., & Sturts, J.R. (in submittal). Are students learning: Examining active and collaborative learning using lecture capture and personal response systems. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Smiley, D. L., Wang, Y., Hua, N., & Fjelstul, J. (in submittal). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the PGA’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism
Chapter contribution in "Special Event Management" for Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions, Fenich, G., 5th ed. (2017)
Presentation at the 22nd annual Facet Associate Faculty and Lecturer Conference (FALCON) "Engaging students as a means to overcome audience engagement problems in the classroom", Indianapolis 2017.
Smiley, D. L., (2015). Can We Improve the Meeting Attendees Experience: Evaluating the Impact of Lecture Capture and Electronic Response Systems in the Meeting Environment, 2015 International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Las Vegas, NV, October 15 – 17.
Smiley, D. L., (2014). Evaluating the Impact of Lecture Capture and Electronic Response Systems in the Meeting Environment, 2014 International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Las Vegas, NV, October 14 – 16.
Smiley, D. L., (2013). Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes in a Festival Management Class, Indiana University Fall Innovative Teaching & Learning Celebration (CITL).
2011 Umass Graduate Research Conference poster presentation "An Examination of the Influence of Self-efficacy, Work Values, and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Competencies On the Effectiveness of the PGM Curriculum."