Christina Smith is the Associate Director for Undergraduate STEM Development at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. She teaches a course on the “Theory and Teaching of Problem Solving” for the Brown Learning Collaborative and works with departments on undergraduate teaching assistant training and ongoing professional development. Christina also provides leadership for the Brown Catalyst and New Scientist Collective programs.
Prior to arriving at Brown and as part of a National Science Foundation Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (NSF WIDER) initiative, Smith helped to implement an undergraduate Learning Assistant program in engineering. Also through the WIDER initiative, she conducted research on the epistemology, practice, and pedagogical development of graduate teaching assistants across STEM disciplines.
Christina holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and a B.S. also in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah.