Dr. Livingston Smith is UCCI's first Vice President and Provost. He has been with the institution for eighteen years as a professor of Political Science, History, Sociology, Ethics and Research Methodology and was also the Director of Research and Publication and of Special Projects.
An honours graduate of Church Teacher’s College, Jamaica, he also has a Bachelor of Science (Social Sciences) and a Master of Philosophy in Government. He won the Jamaica Adult Suffrage Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Government between the University of the West Indies and the Florida International University. He was recently honoured by this University as an outstanding alumnus.
He was a Visiting Professor at Carleton University, Canada, at the Centre for Values and Ethics (COVE) in the CARICOM scholar leadership programme. Dr. Smith was recently invited by Transparency International to attend working sessions for the Americas and is currently working on the first issue of a new academic journal, The International Journal of Accountability, Transparency, and Anticorruption Strategies. He is the main editor of the two-volume text The Caribbean in a Changing World, Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future published by Cambridge Publishers.
He has directed four major conferences held at UCCI: Conference on Caribbean Culture and Globalization, March 2010; Conference on Leadership, Governance and Empowerment, March 2011; Conference- 50/50 – Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, March 2012; and Toward a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality, March 2014.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Council on Education and the Caribbean Studies Association. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.
A practicing Christian, he has served as the First Elder of the Savannah SDA Church and is the Director of the CXC Education Volunteer Programme in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Smith is married with a six year- old son.