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Dr. Patricia A. Smith, Visiting Associate Professor

"I have loved every moment of working with teachers and teacher candidates as they strive to move forward in their careers."

Degrees Held:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching, English Education – Boston University, 2002

Career Highlights:

I have been very fortunate in my career! I have loved every moment of working with teachers and teacher candidates as they strive to move forward in their careers.

In which online program do you teach?

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching

Which classes do you teach online?

EDUC 9005: Dynamic Perspectives in Education
EDUC 7014: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

In what ways do you connect with online students?

I have always believed that collaboration is the key to learning. Through working with one another, we can expand our thinking by exchanging perceptions about what we read and think.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

I want them to enjoy learning for the sake of learning.

Why did you start teaching?

I have a love of exchanging ideas with people.

What advice would you give to your online students?

READ! READ! READ!

What qualities make someone particularly successful in education?

Love of learning!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Far from the Madding Crowd” by Thomas Hardy

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

I love watching the Pats, the Sox, and the Bruins!

What do you do when you need a laugh?

Watch little kids play! They are so much fun!

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