Jill K. Smith


Jill Smith is an experienced senior consultant and research analyst with over 20 years of active participation in community government, non-profit organizational development, strategic planning, and grant writing.  Jill’s professional experience includes working for the City of Iowa City and the University of Iowa, including a position as Principal Investigator with The Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center.  Jill currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in Management & Organizations for The University of Iowa.  Recognized throughout central Iowa for her work in Asian language studies, Jill speaks fluent Japanese and is a frequent host to Japanese foreign exchange families in her home.  Jill Smith has an MA degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Iowa and a PhD in Management and Organizations from the Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa.  Jill has also studied Japanese at Gifu University in Gifu, Japan.