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Dr. Joseph Smedley was recruited to Indianapolis Indiana where he established and directed the Human Resources Administration for the newly formed Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), the largest agency in Indiana State Government with 14,000 employees.

Dr. Joseph Smedley has served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Purdue School of Science, Department of Psychology, at IUPUI. Dr. Smedley has conducted seminars and consulted to businesses, school districts, higher education institutions, and private industry. He established his management consulting firm specializing in organizational development and change in 2002.



Dr. Smedley obtained his BA in Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned an MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a Certificate in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Indiana.


Dr. Smedley has received awards for service from various organizations, including of the Indiana State Personnel Department; the State of Indiana Labor/Management Committee; the Indiana 1992 Governors Public Service Internship Program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Student National Medical Association, the Indiana Chinese-American Professionals Association, Martin University Graduate Student Association, and the Center for Leadership Development.


He has served on the boards of Centers for New Horizons in Chicago IL, and, Adult and Child Health, Choices, and Circle City Relief in Indianapolis IN. Dr. Joseph Smedley is a published author and holds memberships in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.


Dr. Joseph Smedley’s Professional Experience


Alivio Medical Center

Indianapolis, IN

Director, Mental Health Services

Martin University

Indianapolis, IN

Chair, Department of Psychology & Director, Health

Education & Counseling Center

Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

Indianapolis, IN​

Director, Human Resources Administration


Advocate Health Care

Oakbrook, IL​

Vice President, Organization Development

& Director of Employment


City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

& Labor Relations


United Airlines

Chicago, IL

Management Appraisal Specialist

& Internal Consultant

Human Resources Planning



Dr. Joseph Smedley
President & Founder

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