Joy Turnheim Smith
Joy Turnheim Smith

Joy Turnheim  Smith

Dean , School of Education and Business
120  Williams Hall
Campus Box 781
Phone: (252) 335-3485
Fax: (252) 335-3491



Joy Turnheim Smith earned an A. B. in Policy Studies from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, an M.B.A from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business, and an M. Phil. and a Ph.D. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Business and Economics. Before coming to ECSU, she taught at Chicago’s Columbia College, at New York University and at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her primary teaching assignments are in Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Business Law and Leadership and Teamwork. She also serves as a new student advisor. Her primary area of research interest centers on psychological contracts in a variety of contexts. She has published her research in a variety of journals including the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, International Journal of Volunteer Administration and Southwest Business Administration Journal. She served as Treasurer of the Public and Nonprofit Sector division of the Academy of Management, where she has also presented papers. She is a member of the Delta Mu Delta honor society (where she was a former Medallion Award Winner), and Beta Gamma Sigma. She was named an alternate for a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. She also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior. She serves as co-chair of the University Curriculum Committee and is a member of the General Studies Advisory Board. She was previously chair of the Outcomes Assessment Committee and Quality Control Coordinator.


PhD, New York University (1993-2002)