Becky has been involved in the field of education since 2002. As a former public school
teacher, a mother, a community organizer, and through her academic work, she advocates
for democratic policies and practices in the public’s schools. She now has the privilege
of putting to use her teaching and learning experiences in her work with future teachers
in the Department of Liberal Studies at California State University, Fresno.
Becky maintains research interests in philosophy of education, education policy and
history of education in the U.S., the effects of socio-technological revolutions on
educational discourse, social theories, the aesthetic and moral dimensions of the
craft of teaching, and the persistent struggle to make public schools more humane.
Noël Smith, B. L., & Hewitt, R. (2020). Love in education and the art of living. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Studies in the Philosophy of Education
Noël Smith, B. L. (2019) The art of loving in the craft of teaching. Philosophical Studies in Education, 50, 35-45.
Noël Smith, B. L. (2018). Public transparency, student privacy, and technological persuasion in education:
Refining some concerns of opt out. Thresholds in Education, 41(3), 201-219.
Noël Smith, B. L. (2016). Moral oppression and a vision for outlaw emotions. The Journal of School and Society, 3(2), 72-82.
Rosa, R., Noël Smith, B. L., Smith, C., Campos-Martinez, J. (2014). The advancing endgame revolt! Dialogues with
activists & community organizers in the trenches. In R. D. Rosa & J. J. Rosa (Eds.),
Capitalism’s Educational Catastrophe & the Advancing Endgame Revolt! New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.
Noël Smith, B. L., & Shaw, M. L. (2014). Art as resistance: Creating and collecting content for a public
lesson on standardization. Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy, 11(1), 5-17.
McDermott, M., & Noël Smith, B. L. (2014). Imagining alternatives to education reform: The Save Our Schools Campaign
for Artful Resistance. In B. L. Noel Smith, K. L. Becker, L. R. Miller, N. S. Reid,
& M. D. Sorenson (Eds.), Collective Unravelings of the Hegemonic Web (pp. 209-226). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Noël Smith, B. L. (2013). Unlearning with the ‘dystopian youth:’ Sating student hunger with The Hunger
Games. In J. A. Heybach & E. C. Sheffield (Eds.), Dystopia and Education: Insights into Theory, Praxis, and Policy in an Age of Utopia-gone
Wrong. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. *This book received the American Educational
Studies Association Critics Choice Award in 2013.