Dr. Bryce Smedley is currently an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Teaching program at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Most recently, Dr. Smedley served as a Senior English Language Fellow and English Language Specialist for the U.S. State Department in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Union of Comoros focusing on youth empowerment through language education. Dr. Smedley has extensive experience working in Burkina-Faso, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Republic of Congo, Brazzaville. Additionally, Dr. Smedley served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya working in the field of HIV education and Agroforestry.
Dr. Smedley attended the University of Montana and received a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. During his undergraduate education, he attended the University of Ghana and studied Linguistics and International Education. Dr. Smedley received his first Master’s degree in International Development at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and second Master’s degree and PhD in Literacy, Culture and Language Education at Indiana University. Dr. Smedley previously taught middle school and high school in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as well as in Bangkok, Thailand for four years. Dr. Smedley has worked as an international mentor at Kabul Education University and a faculty member American University of Afghanistan. He has been a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont, and an Assistant Professor at Lewis-Clark State College Teacher Education program in Lewiston, Idaho.