Jerry Smith, MBA

Institute on Community Integration
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
2025 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-624-4336
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 07, 2022


Leadership Administrative Staff: Marketing and Communications Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Information/Dissemination
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Principal Audio/Visual Media
Discipline(s): Liberal Arts & Sciences
& General Studies
Marketing and business administration
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: documentary film, media, disability history, self-advocacy, marketing, communications
Education: MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Bachelor of Science in philosophy from Central Michigan University.


Jerry Smith is a communications leader and filmmaker specializing in documentary and social issue media. In his role as Media Producer/Director with the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, Jerry has directed dozens of award-winning films for broadcast, DVD, and web delivery that promote greater awareness and understanding of disability issues. As the principal of Verso Creative, a communications company in Minneapolis, he produces documentaries, PSAs, and promotional films for corporate, government, and nonprofit clients. His films have received over 75 awards at juried festivals. Jerry holds an MBA in Marketing from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.