Liesl Smith


  • Director of Global Education and International Student Support

Before pursuing a doctorate in medieval studies, I taught overseas in Nanchang, China, and Ulanbaatar, Mongolia. Those years in Asia confirmed for me the importance of long-term international engagement for students’ academic and personal growth in an evermore interconnected world. After receiving a Ph.D., I taught both medieval British literature and history for several years before returning to the world of global education.

  • Ph.D. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Literary and Cultural Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., English Language and Literature, Virginia Tech University