New Publication: Smithers on predictive analytics and student success

head shot - Dr. Laura Smithers

Dr. Laura Smithers has a new publication in Learning, Media and Technology. The article, “Predictive Analytics and the Creation of the Permanent Present,” explores the social functioning of predictive analytics within the leadership and day-to-day operations of a university student success initiative. You can read the article at if you can get behind the paywall, as ODU does not subscribe to this journal. You can also request the article through ILL, or, the first fifty people to access through this link ( can access for free.