B.Sc. (Eng.), Queen's University, Canada
Robert Smith came to JBU in 2010, following a series of careers in engineering, international ministries and small business. His Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is from Queen’s University in Canada. His first hire was with Schlumberger S.A. in the Middle East oil fields. Later he developed his engineering career in technical projects in the consumer product and the optical waveguide industries, in Canada and USA. Robert then left the corporate arena and moved into international ministry with the organization HCJB Global, contributing in the context of technical and organizational management, first in Ecuador and then in the founding of the HCJB’s broadcasting work in North Africa/Middle East Region. Soon after the initial start-up was in place, the Smith’s moved to Colorado Springs with HCJB Global. After a few years back in the USA he migrated into small business development. Robert’s work in the JBU Engineering community has been in supporting roles for faculty and students, in the areas of labs and projects. He looks at resources from a systems point of view and appreciates applying the creative process in technology and organizations. He enjoys the opportunity of sharing his perspective as a practicing engineer with students. His interests include entrepreneurial business, understanding spirituality from an engineering perspective, and of course, technology. His wife, Verna is also Canadian and they have five grown children, all married, and at this time, five grandchildren.