Dr. Ken Goldsmith, Paralegal Studies


Dr. Kenneth Goldsmith is Professor of Legal Studies and Vice President of the Faculty Senate at Chattanooga State. He is also Paralegal Program Director and Commissioner-Elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) Approval Commission for Paralegal Education. He has numerous international teaching experiences, most recently in China where he was a Visiting Scholar in Law with Delaware State University.

Dr. Goldsmith is also playing a major role in internationalizing the college.  Five years ago he founded the international lecture series, which has brought over two-dozen international speakers to the college. In 2011, Dr. Goldsmith was nominated to the College’s International Education Committee. Last year, he received with Professor Donna Seagle, a research grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents to study internationalization of community colleges in Tennessee. This grant was only the second research grant ever received by faculty at Chattanooga State. In April, Professors Goldsmith and Seagle will be presenting their preliminary research findings at the annual Midwest Institute of International and Intercultural Education.

Dr. Goldsmith holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Phoenix, a Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in international business transactions from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental growth management from Florida Atlantic University.