Dr. Smith developed his values of HONESTY, INTEGRITY, and RELIABILITY as a youth.  He further refined these values while attending a Christian college and decades of service in various church leadership positions, including his current service with Community Free Church of Mahomet.  Dr. Smith successfully demonstrated these values throughout a successful 21+ year career as an active duty Army Engineer Officer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.


Dr. Smith has vast experience with employment and labor law, possessing  both a Masterís Degree in Personnel Management and a Ph.D. in Management.  He taught college-level management courses, including Human Resources Management, and earned professional certification both as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

In addition to employment and labor law, Dr. Smithís legal education includes extensive training and focus in civil rights law and Illinois education law.






  • U.S. Army, LTC, Ret.
  • BS, Olivet Nazarene Univ.
  • MA, Management,
    Central Michigan Univ.
  • Ph.D., Management,
    Walden Univ.
  • J.D., Southern Illinois
  • Former Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Former Senior Professional
    in Human Resources (SPHR)