Author Profile

Mary Elizabeth Smith | Research and Implementation Strategist for the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Phoenix

Current Position and Past Experience
Mary Elizabeth is currently a Research and Implementation Strategist in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Phoenix. She was the Director of Curriculum Development until October 2019. Prior, Mary Elizabeth conceived and grew the Center for Teaching and Learning at Bryan University. Her first position at Bryan University was Program Director for General Education which contained a synchronous component. She has worked for two educational technology companies, served at a Curriculum Manager at Kaplan University, and spent over 15 years at the University of Illinois at Springfield in both the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Center for Online Learning Research and Service (COLRS).

Education, Honors and Achievements
Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Journalism from Southern Illinois University. She also has a Masters of Education in ed media and computers from Arizona State University.

She also has Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist, Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager and Master Online Teacher (Illinois Online Network)

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Mary Elizabeth is a certified yoga instructor and obsessive reader. She is known for her love of the color purple. She is active in organizations that support children and those with disabilities.

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Mary Elizabeth Smith | Research and Implementation Strategist for the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Phoenix