Christina Smith, Ph.D.

Christina Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Undergraduate STEM Development

[email protected] 401-863-6787

Please contact me for:

  • Problem Solving Fellows Program
  • New Scientist Collective and Catalyst Programs
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
  • Undergraduate teaching and learning development

Christina Smith (Diné) is the Associate Director for Undergraduate STEM Development at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. She teaches the course "The Theory and Teaching of Problem Solving" as part of the Problem Solving Fellows Program for the Brown Learning Collaborative. She also works with departments on undergraduate TA training and ongoing pedagogical development. Christina provides leadership for the Brown Catalyst and New Scientist Collective programs, both of which focus on supporting STEM students from underserved communities. She is interested in how identity, culture, and epistemology within STEM contexts impact student learning and teaching.

Prior to arriving at Brown, as part of an NSF WIDER initiative, she 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.