Meet Dr. Christine Smallman
Dr. Christine Smallman is a higher education professional who enjoys working with the others in the workplace and the community to create a positive impact in the field of education. Her mission at The Blade is to administer, promote and supervise the use of print and digital editions as an educational resource to K-12 teachers and their schools in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
Dr. Smallman provides support, instruction and curriculum to educators as a consultant in the use of both the print and digital editions of The Blade as a resource in the classroom. Additionally Dr. Smallman develops a yearly calendar of programs and curriculum, and conducts educator workshops as well as other special events geared toward education and professional development.
Dr. Smallman’s background of writing as a past principal, part-time English teacher at The University of Toledo, experience in research, grant writing and the STEMM areas, experienced teaching methods, curriculum implementation, professional development, community involvement and a past member of the Ohio School Board Association gives her a rare 360 degree vantage point when determining the needs of educators in the classroom. She also has extensive experience in marketing, communications and fundraising.
Dr. Smallman’s educational background is a Bachelor of Arts in Individual Studies with a concentration in Communications and Marketing. She holds a Master of Liberal Studies in Disabilities Studies and was the founding director of the nationally placed Senior Design Clinic at The University of Toledo College of Engineering. Lastly, she holds a doctorate in Higher Education wherein she researched “The deans perceptions of The U. S. News and World Report Survey of Graduate Engineering Colleges for her doctoral dissertation.
Christine is married to Terry and has three grown children and six grandchildren and is a ferocious reader. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, sewing and researching the Amish culture. Christine also is a historian and travels to events portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder.