TROY -- Troy University officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Edith Smith as the associate dean of the Graduate School following a national search.
“Dr. Smith is a proven leader. As the Graduate School grows her leadership skills will have a profound effect on its success,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor.
Dr. Smith has more than 25 years of higher education experience, most recently serving as interim dean for the University’s College of Health & Human Services (2006-2008). She has also been a professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion.
Dr. Smith was selected as a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2002, and received the Wallace D. Malone Distinguished Faculty Award in 2004. Dr. Smith brings experience in research, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation processes to the position.
“We’re excited that Dr. Smith agreed to take on this new role,” said Dr. Ed Roach, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. “She has a wealth of experience in higher education and will be a valuable asset to the Graduate School.”
In the role of associate dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Smith will oversee annual publications of the Graduate School including “The Graduate Catalog,” “Thesis Guidelines” and “Graduate Assistant Guidelines.” She will also oversee admission, transfer credit and comprehensive exam certifications. Dr. Smith will assist the associate provost and dean of the Graduate School in various projects.
Dr. Smith earned her doctorate in physiology in 1994 from Auburn University, where she also received a masters of education in physical education. She earned her undergraduate degree from TROY.