Dr. Merial J. Smartt

Dr. Merial J. Smartt

Assistant Professor of Education
Chair of Undergraduate Education and General Education

Office: LRC 324
Office Phone: 423-493-4325
Email: smarttm@tntemple.edu


  • Ed.D Teaching and Learning (Liberty University)
  • M.Ed Administration, Curriculum and Supervision (University of Oklahoma)
  • BA English (Lee University)

Academic Experience

  • Taught English 8-12 for over 19 years in: Fairfax Public Schools, Vienna, VA; Clayton County Schools, Lovejoy, GA; Cumberland County Public Schools, Fayetteville, NC; Columbia County Schools, Evans, GA; Department of Dependent Schools, Hanau Germany; Fulton Public Schools, Atlanta, GA; Whitfield County Schools, Dalton, GA; Arlington Christian Academy, Jacksonville, FL

Teaching Specializations

  • English
  • Gifted
  • Teacher Support Specialist

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • US Army Chaplain’s Spouse 29 ½ years
  • Taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School
  • Sang and accompanied in adult choirs and children’s choirs

Denominational & Community Service

  • Serves on Church of God Chaplain’s Commission Wives Planning Committee

Publications & Presentations

  • Workshop Leader Army Community Service Women’s Forum Ft. Jackson, SC “Making Spirits Bright”
  • Presenter at Church of God Chaplain’s Pre-Assembly Wives Training Conference “Power of One”

Special Recognitions

  • Department of the Army Civilian Service Medal (2005 & 2011)
  • Teacher of the Quarter
  • Teacher of the Month