An award-winning writer, photojournalist, academic and conference speaker, Dr. Michael Ray Smith taught for faith-based universities across the nation. Recently he taught at a university in Eastern Europe and these days he works with the graduate faculty at Regent University teaching online classes. Michael spent a decade in the newsroom and published freelance articles for publications such as Christianity Today. This year Evangelical Press Association recognized his work with a first-place award. He holds three graduate degrees including one from Penn State University. Michael taught with Magazine Training International in Nairobi, Kenya and Manila, Philippines, and has served as a live workshop speaker for MTI.
Magazine Training International’s mission is to encourage, strengthen, and provide training and resources to Christian magazine publishers as they seek to build the church and reach their societies for Christ.