Assistant Dean and
Undergraduate Student Ombudsperson
Ann C. Smith serves as Assistant Dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. She works with curriculum and assessment for general education including supporting innovative STEM courses aimed at non-science majors (the Marquee Courses in Science and Technology). She also serves as the Ombudsperson for Undergraduate Students. Previously as an instructor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics since 1978, she was responsible for the large enrollment general microbiology course and served as Undergraduate Program Director. She continues to work with discipline based education projects with the Host Pathogen Interaction Teaching Team with whom she has had several peer reviewed publications and received support from the National Science Foundation.
Ann is a recipient of the UMD Center for Teaching Excellence Celebrating Teachers Award, UMD Teaching with Technology Award, The College of Life Sciences Teaching and Course Development Award, Founding Editor of the American Society for Microbiology Atlas-Protocol Collection, and a Faculty 21 member of Project Kaleidoscope. She is a UMD Lilly Fellow and a member of the American Society for Microbiology Biology Scholars. Ann received her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Email: Ann C. Smith
2100 Marie Mount Hall
Office of Undergraduate Studies
University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742