Guy Smith is currently executive director of SynED, a firm that provides higher education-consulting services, and previously chairman of the BA program at Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Dean of Educational Programs at Santa Barbara City College responsible for the administration of the Business Division, the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the School of Media Arts which includes new media applications, game design, animation, film & television and journalism.
For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Smith has been at the forefront of emerging information and communication technologies. Actively involved with the online information industry since its inception, he established Infomart Research, the first online information brokerage in California. As co-founder of Intellimation, a multimedia publishing company, he worked with software developers, publishers and content providers to distribute multimedia applications.
He received his BA & MA from San Diego State University before completing doctoral coursework in rhetoric and linguistics at the University of Southern California. His role in the project will be to serve as the Principal Investigator conducting project management, coordination of project participants, and the integration of the project goals within SBCC’s current educational programs.
Guy is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and the author of articles on education and the media. A resident of Montecito, he is married and has two children.