Dr. Clayton Smith


Dr. Clayton Smith is a Professor at the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Education where he teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Dr. Smith's research interests include:

  • Promising practices for teaching international students
  • Sense of belonging for international students at various educational levels
  • Effectiveness and outcomes of student mentoring in concurrent education programs
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Open education practices at post-secondary educational institutions
  • Comparative strategic enrolment management

He spent more than 30 years engaged in higher education administration at four post-secondary education institutions in Canada and the U.S. and completed two terms as vice-provost at the University of Windsor where he oversaw a far-reaching portfolio that included academic governance, campus internationalization, enrolment management, and student affairs.

Dr. Smith served as an educational consultant at more than 50 institutions in Canada, the U.S., and Egypt and currently serves as Senior Consultant and Director of the Strategic Enrollment Management Conference for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He is  an associate faculty at Royal Roads University where he teaches in the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Enrolment Management program.

Throughout his career, Dr. Smith has amassed significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of promising practices for teaching international students, internationalization of higher education, student success, open education, and strategic enrolment management.