Rutgers GSE CMSI

Tammy E. Smithers

Tammy E. Smithers is an interdisciplinary scholar, researcher, writer, and thought leader on issues of race/ethnicity, gender disparity, political engagement, diversity, and inclusion. One of unique gifts is facilitating conversations both as a moderator, speaker, and panelist on diversity and social justice issues with engaging, thought-provoking candor. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice both housed in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Tammy is an Executive Consultant at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, one of the largest African American owned fundraising firms in the US with a focus on primarily BIPOC organizations. In addition, she serves as Practice Leader of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for the Gerald Hannah Group. As an educator, Tammy has lent her experience and expertise as an adjunct professor of management at Texas Southern University's Jesse H. Jones School of Business and as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas in Houston's School of Education and Human Services. She holds a Doctorate in Education from University of St. Thomas, an MBA from Rice University, and bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin.