Foundation Dean of Education
Richard SELBY SMITH (1914-2005)
Dean, Faculty of Education (1964-1971)
Professor Selby Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1937) and a Master of Arts (1946) from the University of Oxford, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University (1939).Early career
Professor Selby Smith was a Classics Master at Milton Academy, Massachusetts, USA, 1938-39; Classics Master at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire, 1939-40; worked with Kent Education Committee, 1946-50; Deputy Chief Education Officer, Warwickshire Education Committee, 1950-53; Principal of Scotch College, 1953-1964.
During World War II, Professor Selby Smith served in the Royal Navy from 1940-1946. Having enlisted as an Ordinary Seaman, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1944.Monash career
Professor Selby Smith was appointed Professor of Education in 1964, and was founding dean with the establishment of the Faculty of Education in 1965 until leaving Monash University in 1971.
Who's Who in Australia; personnel files.
Professor Selby Smith, 1964
Professor Selby Smith, 1981