Adam Smeets

Adjunct Faculty // Computer Science Education, Information Systems, Information Technology Management
School of Computing
Adam Smeets

Bio and Research Information

Adam Smeets is a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, where he advances computer science curriculum and technology products to support the next generation of developers and technology creators. He is also a certified trainer for Microsoft, Apple and Google. Prior to Microsoft and adjunct teaching at DePaul University, he's previously held leadership roles in K-12 and university institutions where he oversaw all aspects of information technology programs. Across these roles, he managed strategic planning and implementation for IT programs, including long-term and short-term planning in line with organizational goals, assessing and improving processes and systems, and ensuring comprehensive and secure systems coverage. Adam obtained his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago. He earned his M.Ed. in Educational Technology from the University of Delaware, and a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Loyola University Chicago.

Research Area

Computer Science Education, Information Systems, Information Technology Management

Specific Research Area

Throughout my career, I continue to promote the integration of technology into educational research, teaching, and approach to the profession. I have a deep understanding of the TPACK framework, which emphasizes the intersection of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge. I have used this framework to guide my work and research to develop curriculum and resources that are engaging, relevant, and effective for students of all ages, as well as for educators. In addition to current gaps, there are key opportunities to understand the technology accelerators of pedagogical change, how AI-informed and “intelligent” data can inform classroom practices, and the departure of educators in the remote and hybrid education space.

Professional Associations

Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Tau Delta

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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