Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Administration, Capella University

Master of Health Care Administration, Bellevue University

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Maryland

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Robert Smiles, PhD
College of Health, Human Services & Science

Biography

"My favorite thing about teaching is the opportunity to engage with my students via discussion postings and assignments."

Dr. Robert Smiles is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He obtained a PhD in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Organizational Change Resistance from Capella University, a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Bellevue University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland. He started his career as a regional marketing and admissions director for a long-term care organization in middle Tennessee, then began working as an adjunct professor with Ashford in 2011. In the spring of 2013, he was promoted to a full-time faculty member. He says, “My favorite thing about teaching is the opportunity to engage with my students via discussion postings and assignments. I am able to share my life experiences, thus empowering them with real world and contemporary information they can apply toward their course work and professional careers.” In his recent spare time, Dr. Smiles enjoys renovating his house, originally built in 1907.

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