UT Arlington Home Page Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice - Homepage

Rick Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

E-mail Address smithr@uta.edu
Telephone Number 817.272.8600
Fax Number 817.272.5673
Address Box 19595, Arlington, TX 76019-0595
Office 307 University Hall

Dr. Rick Smith is a senior lecturer with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He received his Ph.D. in Humanities from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2000. He received his MA in Political Science from The University of South Florida in 1975. Dr. Smith held senior administrative positions with the St. Petersburg, FL, Police Department and the Arlington, TX, Police Department. He also served as Public Safety Director for the City of Southlake, TX. He most recently served as the Executive Director of the Caruth Police Institute at the Dallas, TX, Police Department. His research interests include Police Administration, Police Ethics, and Leadership Development in Police Organizations.