Dr. Dave Smarsh

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Dr. Dave Smarsh

Part-time Faculty - College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Dave Smarsh has more than 20 years of military leadership experience while holding four commander (chief executive officer [CEO]) positions and leading organizations of up to 3,800 personnel with annual budgets of up to $500 million in teambuilding, strategic communications, and decision-making. Dr. Smarsh led projects involving mitigating weather risk, analyzing space and weather impacts, and monitoring meteorological conditions to support military weapons systems. Research and Technical Areas:- Creative Leadership- Emergency Management- Atmospheric Sciences and meteorology (Meteorological Forecasting, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Atmospheric dispersion, Weather effects on weapon systems, Climate Change and Impacts)- Laws of Conservation (Physics)- Genius Education Methodology (GEM)- Business Case Analysis.


  • Master of Science in Homeland Security

Military Status

  • Status: Veteran
  • Rank: Colonel

Education History

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Chemistry - Georgia Tech
  • MS Business - Boston University
  • MS Meteorology - Georgia Tech
  • MS Strategic Studies - Air War College
  • BS Meteorology - Florida State