Bio: Hank R. Smith grew up in St. George, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Dixie State University (2002), his MBA (2005) from Utah State University, and his PhD in educational leadership (2014) from Brigham Young University. His studies focused on the development of high trust educational organizations and their impact on student achievement. Before joining the religion faculty at BYU, he worked for fourteen years with Seminaries and Institutes of Religion as an instructor. He loves to teach from the scriptures, especially to the youth and young adults of the Church. He also enjoys consulting work with school districts and corporations centered on creating a high trust culture. He has addressed audiences in almost every state through seminars and keynote speaking engagements. His outside interests include marathons, history books, and hiking with his family. He and his incredible wife, Sara, are the parents of five children and reside in Mapleton, Utah.
Honors and Awards
- Phi Eta Sigma Faculty Recognition Award, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2017 - 2018)