BA, English and History, Memphis State University, 1990
MAT, Curriculum and Instruction/ Instructional Leadership, Memphis State University, 1991
MA, English, The University of Memphis, 2008
PhD (ABD), Literary and Cultural Studies, The University of Memphis
Professor Smith teaches a wide variety of courses in the Department, including Literary Heritage and both British and American literature. Her research focuses on the intersection of empire/postcolonialism and religion. She also enjoys mentoring graduate teaching assistants in the Department's Collaborating Academic Professionals (CAP) program.