- Academic Advisor
J.D. Smith has been with KU as an academic advisor since 2019. Before coming to Lawrence, he earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he held a Creative Writing fellowship and taught courses in poetry writing, American literature, and college composition. He also holds a Master of Arts in English from Texas Tech University. He is a writer and community historian, and in his spare time enjoys hanging out in archives, making music, and writing new poems.