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Management, Vasey Academy Advisory Board

Daryl Smith

Associate Teaching Professor
415 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Daryl Smith is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Management at the Trulaske College of Business at Mizzou. He teaches upper-level courses in Management, including Management Principles, Business & Society, Human Resources Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Labor Relations, and Compensation & Benefits. 

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from the Trulaske College of Business and his Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.  Professor Smith has also completed executive education certificates from Stanford University and Cornell University.

In 2019, he was selected by Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority (Mizzou chapter) as their Most Outstanding Faculty at Mizzou.  Later that same year, Kappa Alpha Theta, Inc. named him to their Top 10 Faculty in the U.S. and Canada list.

In 2020, he received the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.  In 2022, he was nominated for the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Smith is also a past recipient of the Bruce & Pam Walker Outstanding Faculty Service Award and the MU NAACP Faculty Advisor Award. He is also a former Trulaske College of Business Convocation Speaker.

Smith serves on several campus committees including the MU Faculty Satisfaction committee and the Mizzou Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee.

Professor Smith is frequently sought after as a speaker and consultant, and he serves on community and corporate boards.

Before joining the Trulaske College of Business in 2012, he held several executive positions with notable Fortune 500 companies including ESPN and ABC Sports, Cox Communications, Motorola, and ARAMARK.

He is native of Columbia Missouri, and he proudly identifies as a True Son of Mizzou.


MBA, Washington University; BS BA, University of Missouri