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Smith, Jeffrey

Jeffrey K. Smith University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Rutgers University, USA

Jeffrey Smith is Professor and formerly Dean of the College of Education at the University of Otago in New Zealand.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton and his PhD from the University of Chicago. He taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey for 29 years where he was Chair of the Educational Psychology Department.  He moved to New Zealand in 2005 and has been there ever since.  While teaching at Rutgers, Jeff served as a consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was the Head of their Office of Research and Evaluation.  He has written over 100 research articles and 10 books on assessment and the psychology of aesthetics, including being co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook on Instructional Feedback.