Tia L. Smith

Tia L. Smith joined the Mass Communication Department at Xavier University in 2015 as Department Head. Smith has trained journalists and media professionals throughout the Caribbean and Latin American on covering taboo topics such as child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Dr. Smith has lived and worked in diverse cultural and learning environments in the United States, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago, giving her first-hand knowledge of the sensitive nature and challenges associated with issues of media, diversity, and inclusiveness.

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