Douglas Smith


Post-Secondary Education

University of Texas Austin
Master of Arts
Curriculum & Instruction

Texas State Technical Institute
Associate of Applied Science
Drafting and Design

Texas State University
Bachelor of Science
Occupational Education


Teaching Experience

Professor - Architectural and Engineering CAD, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, 1983 to Present

Department Chair - Architectural and Engineering CAD, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, 2005 to Present

Director - Authorized AutoCAD Training Center, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, 1989 to Present

Instructor - Drafting and Design Technology, Texas State Technical College, Amarillo, Texas, 1981-1983


Professional Publications

1.   “Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2022 (Eleventh Edition)”,  Ramirez, Antonio M., and

        Fuller, Ashleigh, co-authors. SDC Publishing (2021).

2. “Redesigning the Dftg 1305/1405 Curriculum to Increase Student Success and Retention"

        Proceedings of the Texas Community College Teachers Association 71st Convention.

        Frisco/Dallas, Texas, March 2018

3.   “Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2020 (Ninth Edition)”,  Ramirez, Antonio M., and

        Fuller, Ashleigh, co-authors. SDC Publishing (2019).

4.   “Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD (Third - Eighth Editions)”,  Ramirez, Antonio M.,

        co-author. SDC Publishing (2012-2019).

5.   “Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD”,  Ramirez, Antonio M., co-author

         Prentice Hall Publisher (2009, 2011).

6.   "Assessing Program Outcomes through Student Portfolios"

           Proceedings of the Texas Community College Teachers Association 67rd Convention.

           San Antonio, Texas, February 2014

7.   "Strategies for Teaching Dimensioning Basics to Beginners"

           Proceedings of the Texas Community College Teachers Association 63rd Convention.

           Houston, Texas, March 2010

8.    "Modernizing the Technical Drafting (Dftg 1305/1405) Curriculum: Increasing Student

        Interest and Retention", Ramirez, Antonio M., co-presenter

       Proceedings of theTexas Community College Teachers Association 62nd Convention.

       Austin, Texas February 2009

9.    “Introducing EDG Students to the Design Process”,

       Proceedings of the 56th Annual Mid-Year Conference of the Engineering

       Design Graphics Division, American Society for Engineering Education,

       January 2002, pp 1-6, Berkeley, California

10.     "Specifying Screw Threads", Industrial Education, May 1987, Vol. 76.,

         No. 5, pp 16-20.

10.     "Determining Entry-Level Competencies", Industrial Education,

         March 1987, Vol. 76., No.3, pp 14-17.

11.     "Design for an Engineering Graphics Training Program utilizing Androgogical Practices

           and the Open Systems Model",

           Masters Report, 1986, University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castenada Library.


professional experience

Tracor Aerospace (now BAE Systems), Austin, Texas

Widelite, San Marcos, Texas

Austin Research Engineers, Austin, Texas

City of Amarillo Texas (intern), Amarillo, Texas


AWARDS and Recognition

ACC Teaching Excellence Nominee, 2015

ACC Teaching Excellence Nominee, 2014

ACC Teaching Excellence Nominee, 2013

NISOD  Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

 



Published: July 20, 2021