Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith is an antiracism essayist and educator, a writer, novelist and editor, specializing in literary contemporary fiction, nonfiction stories inspired by real events, and occasional ghostwriting. Dr. Smith’s writing includes a novel, “The Gatekeeper,” published in 2009, “With Eyes from Both Sides,” a true life story of Philadelphia’s most prolific gangster queen, Thelma Wright, published in 2011, and another novel, “The Fosters,” published in 2013.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, summa cum laude, with honors from Kaplan University, Davenport, Iowa, and is a member of the Epsilon Delta Pi National Honor Society for Computer Sciences, National Scholars Honor Society, and the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She also holds a Master of Arts in Writing Studies, summa cum laude, from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society for Graduate Students. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership, summa cum laude, from Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. Since her retirement,
Dr. Smith enjoys educating others by writing thought provoking essays for her website and creating presentations and video essays on her YouTube Channel called, “Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith, ‘The Doctor is in’.” She also enjoys engaging others through social media, in discussions where she evaluates racialized words, memes and pictures and their subliminal racialized impact, as well as delving into issues concerning race, racism, white supremacy from perspectives not generally considered in daily experiences in the United States.
Dr. Smith is married with three adult children and five grandchildren.