Professor Antoinette Smith, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor at Florida International University (FIU).

Every year for more than a decade, Professor Smith has had the opportunity to impact over 200 students, who go on to become global leaders, primarily in the accounting profession, from international public and private firms to government entities and beyond.

She is responsible for initiating FIU’s first Accounting Bridge Program where she opened the door for several college-bound students to visit several Miami major corporations and organizations. Please click on the link to learn more.

As a member of the inaugural Presidential Leadership Program, a Worlds Ahead faculty member, winner of the PhD Pipeline Faculty Associate Award from Duke University, an inspirational presence for minority students, a community activist, and a deeply passionate educator feverishly seeking the most effective and long-lasting development techniques, Professor Smith has turned her expertise as an educator into a personal responsibility.

She currently teaches undergraduate Accounting Information Systems and graduate Information Technology Auditing, but the lessons taught in each class extend far beyond the classroom.

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On both a personal and collaborative level, Professor Smith’s peer-reviewed research has garnered international recognition and helped shape the face of accounting and finance on issues of research as well as public interest.

Professor Smith is well known for her cutting-edge scholarly work that contributes to the growing literature on systems, computer mediated communication, social psychology as it relates to working groups, fraud detection, quarterly earnings conference calls, and analysts’ forecast.

Professor Smith established South Florida’s first Behavioral Research Conference, and was one of the first accounting professors, world-wide, to have an experimental, technology-focused, behavioral paper published in The Accounting Review, the most prominent accounting journal with an extremely low acceptance rate. Other premier journals include Decision Sciences, Journal of Behavioral Finance, and Journal of Information Systems. The aforementioned are simply highlights of her scholarly work, as she continuously strives to be on the cutting edge of research now and into the future.


“INSIDER SECRETS to College Classroom Success!”

For over a decade, Professor Antoinette Smith, PhD, CPA has been teaching at FIU, one of the top business schools in the country, inspiring, connecting with, and preparing students for the professional world. Her ongoing research, speaking engagements, and collaboration with fellow educators, experts, and professionals both inside and outside the halls of FIU, combined with her personal experience, culminated into the ultimate single resource for college students: “INSIDER SECRETS to College Classroom Success!”

“INSIDER SECRETS to College Classroom Success!” is an absolute goldmine of do’s and don’ts you won’t find anywhere else. Exclusive to the incredibly valuable pages within, you will find a litany of tips and tricks that garner unequalled classroom success. It is information that professors won’t talk about, but will separate you from your peers in a natural and intuitive way.

“You’re More Than What Meets The Eye: The Independent Woman’s Guide To Becoming Wifely Material”

Born to bring out the best in others, Dr. Smith has helped a number of individuals and corporations win national awards. From day one, she has always lived with a purpose and a desire to help others succeed. Dr. Smith helps others step outside their comfort zone, rise to new levels in life, and persevere through any challenge.

Thus, writing this book that focuses specifically on successful, highly independent women is just another avenue to assist both men and women succeed at home. Through her book, Dr. Smith has helped couples and unmarried women understand the power of having both a successful career and opening themselves up for love and the challenge of a potential marriage. Dr. Smith’s book is not about getting a man, but helping women, specifically strong-minded independent women, focus on themselves and tapping into their very powerful charming characteristics.

“You’re More Than What Meets The Eye: The Independent Woman’s Guide To Becoming Wifely Material” takes you through several thought-provoking exercises to help you access your wifely characteristics, like wisdom, humbleness, co-happiness, and more. As women, we have the opportunity to make a great impact on our children, our partners, our co-workers, and friends. We can change the world by allowing those within our circle to experience the best of us.

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Dr. Smith places a deeply passionate emphasis on putting herself in the position to help others. Every educational or professional development opportunity is seen as a way to improve personal skills and knowledge that can be retranslated toward helping students, the university, fellow faculty members, and the community as a whole, and every event attended is motivated by that core belief.

Coordinating FIU’s first Accounting Bridge Program, which sponsors 41 students from the local area, Professor Smith was able to show college-bound students the incredible amount of career possibilities that today’s global economy offers in the accounting profession, an innovative approach to getting promising youth interested in an internationally influenced industry. She also conceived of and led the very successful Annual Teachers and Leaders Conference, sponsored by the School of Accounting, with a large crowd of university-wide faculty and PhD candidates. The continuous efforts also include hosting regular information sessions for students interested in earning a PhD in business both in-person and via live stream, and putting a particular emphasis on minority empowerment.

In terms of the more traditional and universal public service efforts, Dr. Smith volunteers for various organizations such as the Habitat For Humanity, rolling up her sleeves and helping build homes for families in her community. She also provided cooking lessons, donated food, and brought in motivational speakers in an effort to foster teens living at His House Children's Home, a charitable cause sponsored by ServiceMaster by Alpha Restoration.

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