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Professor Jeffrey K. Smith

Prof Jeff K. SmithProfessor, Associate Dean, University Research Performance
A.B. (Princeton) Ph.D. (Chicago)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 5467
Email jeffrey.smith@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Jeff Smith joined the University of Otago in 2005 after having spent 29 years at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he served as Chair of the Educational Psychology Department and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education. While at Rutgers, he also served for 18 years as Head of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

He is the former Editor of the journal, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, and Co-Editor of the journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. He has published widely in the areas of educational assessment, the psychology of aesthetics, and learning in cultural institutions.

Research Interests

  • Educational assessment
  • Learning in cultural institutions
  • Psychology of aesthetics

Recent Publication

Tinio, P. P. L. & Smith, J. K. (2014). The Cambridge Handbook on the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (ISBN: 978-1-107-02628-5)

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Publications

Smith, J. K. (2014). The museum effect: How museums, libraries, and institutions educate and civilize society. Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 212p.

Tinio, P. P. L., & Smith, J. K. (Eds.). (2014). Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. Cambridge University Press, 620p.

Smith, J. K. (2014). Art as mirror: Creativity and communication in aesthetics. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 8(1), 110-118. doi: 10.1037/a0035691

Lipnevich, A. A., & Smith, J. K. (2009). Effects of differential feedback on students' examination performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15(4), 319-333. doi: 10.1037/a0017841

Lipnevich, A. A., McCallen, L. N., Miles, K. P., & Smith, J. K. (2014). Mind the gap! Students' use of exemplars and detailed rubrics as formative assessment. Instructional Science, 42(4), 539-559. doi: 10.1007/s11251-013-9299-9

Authored Book - Research

Smith, J. K. (2014). The museum effect: How museums, libraries, and institutions educate and civilize society. Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 212p.

Crooks, T., Smith, J., & Flockton, L. (2009). Reading and Speaking assessment results 2008 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 49]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 74p.

Smith, J., Crooks, T., & Flockton, L. (2008). Visual arts assessment results 2007 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 45]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 62p.

Crooks, T., Flockton, L., Smith, J., & Smith, L. F. (2007). Listening and viewing assessment results 2006 [National Education Monitoring Project Report 39]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Educational Assessment Research Unit, University of Otago, 49p.

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Edited Book - Research

Tinio, P. P. L., & Smith, J. K. (Eds.). (2014). Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. Cambridge University Press, 620p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2014). Developing tasks assessment tasks. In C. Wyatt-Smith, V. Klenowski & P. Colbert (Eds.), Designing assessment for quality learning. (pp. 123-136). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Tinio, P. P. L., Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2014). The walls do speak: Psychological aesthetics and the museum experience. In P. P. L. Tinio & J. K. Smith (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. (pp. 195-220). Cambridge University Press.

Smith, J. K., & Tinio, P. P. L. (2014). And all that jazz: Rigor and relevance in the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. In P. P. L. Tinio & J. K. Smith (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of the psychology of aesthetics and the arts. (pp. 591-602). Cambridge University Press.

Schaughency, E., Smith, J. K., van der Meer, J., & Berg, D. (2012). Classical test theory and higher education: Five questions. In C. Secolsky & D. B. Denison (Eds.), Handbook on measurement, assessment, and evaluation in higher education. (pp. 117-131). New York: Routledge.

Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2010). Aesthetics. In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vol. 1). (4th ed.) (pp. 42-44). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2010). Educational creativity. In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of creativity. (pp. 250-264). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, J. K., & Lipnevich, A. A. (2009). Formative assessment in higher education: Frequency and consequence. In D. M. McInerney, G. T. L. Brown & G. A. D. Liem (Eds.), Student perspectives on assessment: What students can tell us about assessment for learning. (pp. 279-296). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2006). The nature and growth of aesthetic fluency. In P. Locher, C. Martindale & L. Dorfman (Eds.), New directions in aesthetics, creativity and the arts. (pp. 47-58). Amityville, NY: Baywood.

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Journal - Research Article

Smith, J. K. (2014). Art as mirror: Creativity and communication in aesthetics. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 8(1), 110-118. doi: 10.1037/a0035691

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2014). Replicability? Not that again! [Comment]. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts, 8(1), 21-23. doi: 10.1037/a0035821

Smith, L. F., Arcand, K. K., Smith, J. K., Smith, R. K., Bookbinder, J., & Watzke, M. (2014). Examining perceptions of astronomy images across mobile platforms. Journal of Science Communication, 13(2), A01.

Lipnevich, A. A., McCallen, L. N., Miles, K. P., & Smith, J. K. (2014). Mind the gap! Students' use of exemplars and detailed rubrics as formative assessment. Instructional Science, 42(4), 539-559. doi: 10.1007/s11251-013-9299-9

Smith, J. K., Smith, L. F., Gilmore, A., & Jameson, M. (2012). Students' self-perception of reading ability, enjoyment of reading and reading achievement. Learning & Individual Differences, 22(2), 202-206. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2011.04.010

Smith, J. K., Gilmore, A., Berg, D., Smith, L. F., & Jameson-Charles, M. (2012). What makes performance tasks motivating: Influences of task characteristics, gender and ethnicity. Assessment Matters, 4, 76-94.

Smith, L. F., Smith, J. K., Arcand, K. K., Smith, R. K., Bookbinder, J., & Keach, K. (2011). Aesthetics and astronomy: Studying the public's perception and understanding of imagery from space. Science Communication, 33(2), 201-238. doi: 10.1177/1075547010379579

Jameson, M., & Smith, J. (2011). Voices of students in competition: Health Science First Year at the University of Otago, Dunedin. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1338). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1338/4759/content.pdf

Perlman, A. I., Worobey, J., O'Sullivan, J., Touger-Decker, R., Hom, D. L., & Smith, J. K. (2010). Multivitamin/mineral supplementation does not affect standardized assessment of academic performance in elementary school children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(7), 1089-1093. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.04.004

Tinio, P. P. L., Smith, J. K., & Potts, K. (2010). ″The object and the mirror″: The nature and dynamics of museum tours. International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 20(1), 37-52.

Kowal Arcand, K., Watzke, M., Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2010). Surveying aesthetics & astronomy: A project exploring the public's perception of astronomical images and the science within. CAP Journal, 10, 13-16.

Lipnevich, A. A., & Smith, J. K. (2009). Effects of differential feedback on students' examination performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15(4), 319-333. doi: 10.1037/a0017841

Gilmore, A., Crooks, T., Darr, C., Hattie, J., Smith, J., & Smith, L. (2009). Towards defining, assessing and reporting against national standards for literacy and numeracy in New Zealand [Commentary]. Assessment Matters, 1, 135-146.

Lipnevich, A. A., & Smith, J. K. (2009). Russian and American perspectives on self-regulated learning. International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 19(1), 83-100.

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2009). The impact of framing effect on student preferences for university grading systems. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 35, 160-167. doi: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2009.11.001

Smith, J. K., & Smith, L. F. (2008). The structure of artistic and aesthetic abilities in school children. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 26(1), 117-130. doi: 10.2190/EM.26.1.h

Hwang, K., Johnston, M., & Smith, J. K. (2007). Romantic attachment in individuals with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52(2), 184-195. doi: 10.1037/0090-5550.52.2.184

Guskey, T. R., Smith, J. K., Smith, L. F., Crooks, T., & Flockton, L. (2006). Literacy assessment, New Zealand style. Educational Leadership, (October), 74-79.

Smith, L. F., Bousquet, S. G., Chang, G., & Smith, J. K. (2006). Effects of time and information on perception of art. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 24(2), 229-242.

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Journal - Research Other

Smith, J. K. (2011). [Review of the book Aristotle]. Journal of Educational Research, 104(1), 71-72. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2011.517998

Smith, J. K. (2009). [Review of the book Responsibility at work: How leading professionals act (or don't act) responsibly]. Journal of Educational Research, 102(3), 238-239. doi: 10.3200/JOER.102.3.237-240

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Smith, L. F., & Smith, J. K. (2008). Creating art and conversing about art: Effects of an integrated curriculum. In K. S. Bordens (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. (pp. 146-149). Rome, Italy: International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. Retrieved from http://www.science-of-aesthetics.org/chicago.html

Smith, J. K. (2006). The structure of artistic and aesthetic abilities in school children. In H. Gottesdiener & J.-C. Vilatte (Eds.), Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. (pp. 612-615). Avignon, France: Laboratoire Culture et Communication, Universite d'Avignon et Pays de Vaucluse. [Full Paper]

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Exhibition

Aesthetics and Astronomy Group, including Smith, L. (co-curator), & Smith, J. (co-curator) (2010). Aesthetics and Astronomy, in association with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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