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Senior Social Science Analyst
(202) 633-5594

James Smith has been a Social Science Analyst at the Smithsonian Office of Policy and Analysis since 2003. He has researched, written, and otherwise contributed to numerous organizational and management studies, program evaluations, and visitor studies, including major overview studies of Smithsonian education strategy, data sharing, digitization, and collections management. He holds a PhD in economics, which he taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University, Bucknell University, and the University of Vermont.  He worked for nearly ten years as a writer-editor, mainly in a policy context—from 1988-1992 at a journal of international affairs, and then as a freelance writer-editor for Washington, D.C. organizations including the World Bank, the National Defense University, and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Writing/editing
  • SPSS
  • Strategic planning
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Facilitation
  • Master of martial arts