Associate Dean of Biology Undergraduate Education

Katherine Smith, PhD

Associate Dean Katherine F. SmithAssociate Dean Katherine F. Smith

A member of the Brown faculty since July 2008, Dean Smith received a BS in Biology from The University of New Mexico and a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from The University of California Santa Barbara. Before arriving at Brown, she was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow with the EcoHealth Alliance and University of Georgia. Dean Smith teaches and pursues research in the field of Conservation Medicine.  She leads the new course Living Biology at Brown & Beyond as part of the Biology Program's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Dean Smith is a first generation student who is an active member of Brown's College Curriculum Council and Global Health Initiative. She is a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dean Smith is the recipient of the 2014-15 Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Advising and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences.

Office of Biology Undergraduate Education
Arnold Lab | Suite 124


Scott Rathbun
Office Coordinator
401 | 863 | 9624

Michelle Leiber
Program Coordinator
401 | 863 | 3133

Sarah Taylor
Senior Academic Advisor | Instructor
401 | 863 | 6891

Jody Hall
Senior Academic Advisor | Instructor
401 | 863 | 2967

Multidisciplinary Teaching Laboratories
BioMedical Center | Room 113

Katherine Patenaude

Director, MDL
401 | 863 | 3464

Patricia Martins
Department Coordinator
401 | 863 | 2482

Kelly Cleveland
Senior Technical Assistant
401 | 863 | 3995

Liz Lavigne
Senior Technical Assistant
401 | 863 | 2482

Donna Flanagan
Senior Technical Assistant
401 | 863 | 3995

Philip Bolduc
Technical Assistant
401 | 863 | 3995

Biology Curriculum Committee (BCC) 


Associate Dean Katherine Smith 

Faculty & Student Representatives

Bungiro, Richard   
Kauer, Julie
Morrow, Eric
Swartz, Sharon
Taylor, Sarah 

Department Undergraduate Group (DUGs) Leaders


Mark Liang '19
Karisma Chhabria '19
Crystal Viramontes Tse '19
Gregorio Benitez '20
Violet Sackett '20
Ethan Wold '20


Jillian Glasser '19
Ariel Silverman '19
Elyse Sauber '20
Aaron Wang '20


Please see the Chemistry DUG page for information