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Jeff Smith

CU Denver Professor of Media Forensics

As Associate Director of the National Center for Media Forensics (and CU Denver grad), Jeff Smith’s research areas include the forensic authentication of recorded media, forensic speaker recognition, and the evolving synergy that exists amongst the Digital and Multimedia Evidence disciplines.

Jeff works closely with law enforcement as member-at-large of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) Executive Committee and as a member of its Audio Committee.

To get to know Jeff  better, watch the video and then check out some of his answers below...​


1.) Why did you get into teaching?

Once I started teaching as a grad student, I realized how much I enjoy guiding others through the process of discovery.

2.) Why teach online?

So I can reach students from all over the world without them having to move to Denver.

3.) What one thing do students quickly learn about you?

That I like to joke and make learning fun.

4.) What is your favorite thing about teaching?

To teach is to learn; I love learning and I spend everyday learning new things.

5.)What is your favorite quote or philosophy on teaching?

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein ​​


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