Godbold School of Business

Dr. Denise Smith

Denise Smith
Name: Denise Smith
E-mail: esmith2@gardner-webb.edu
Office Phone: (704) 406-4382
Office Location: Hamrick 207

Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting & Healthcare Management


Campus: Boiling Springs



  • Medical University of South Carolina

Doctor of Health Administration


  • Brenau University

Master of Business Administration


  • Gardner-Webb University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting


  • UNC-CH, Clemson University

Additional graduate courses in taxes, auditing, and healthcare administration


Professional Experience:

President, Bulldog Financial Service, Inc.

Owner, Denise R. Smith, CPA, PLLC

CFO, Good Hope Hospital

CFO, Edge Regional Medical Center

CFO, McDowell Hospital

CFO, Jamestown General Hospital

Regional Decision Support Director, HCA

Regional Revenue Manager, CHS

Cost Accountant, Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, Brunswick Hospital (HCA)

Accounting Director, Rutherford Hospital

Partner, Watson, Triplett & Smith, CPAs


Awards, Honors & Certifications:

North Carolina CPA License

Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

School of Business Service Award

Evaluator, Baldrige Quality Performance Award

Evaluator, ACBSP Accreditation 


Professional Interests:

VITA free income tax assistance

Quality Performance in Healthcare and Education via Baldrige Quality Performance Criteria

Junior Achievement – financial literacy for children

Quality Improvement in Higher Education


Current Projects:

Research: Cost Effective Care Options for Older Adults