Born in the Boston area and living in and attending school at several local colleges including BU, Tufts, Connecticut College, Simmons (BA, 1984, and MA 1986) and BC (PhD candidate 1988 - 1995, terminal M.A. granted 2008), Lucinda B Smith has worked in academia and in the recording and video industries since 1970. As a sound engineer and bass player she worked in clubs, concert halls and college arenas from 1972 to 1985, all the while pursuing academics as a passion and a vocation. The two sides of her nature came together when she joined The New England Institute of Art as an adjunct in 2000 to be an instructor for the History of Mass Communications course. She has been at NEiA ever since and has made teaching both her career and her identity. Teaching and research have become her passion. Recently she has taken on the duties of Chair of the Department of General Education at NEiA and is thrilled with the new challenge. She plans to continue her research while in her new position and to eventually return to post graduate work in either law or education. Her next challenge will be to take on more writing. She hopes to present at both academic conferences and political forums in the future and, eventually, to publish.