Dr. Smith has over 15 years of Residence Life experience and is currently serving as Interim Director of Residence Life in addition to carrying out her Associate Director of Residence Life responsibilities. There are over 14,000 students that live on campus at The Ohio State University and Residence Life has over 60 staff members who work to create extraordinary student experiences. As Associate Director of Residence Life, Dr. Smith is responsible for the day to day operations of half of the residential communities on campus.
Dr. Smith earned a BS in sociology from Central Michigan University and both a MA in student affairs administration and a PhD in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University. She has worked in Residence Life at The Ohio State University since July of 2016.