Dean of Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences. Professor of Psychology
Dr. Gabie Smith joined the Elon faculty in 2000, teaching courses that include nonexperimental research design, health psychology, psychology of sex and gender, and empirical research seminar. Smith is a Professor of Psychology and has previously served as the Chair of the Psychology Department and Coordinator of the Women’s/Gender Studies minor. She chaired the Academic Council Task Force on the Evaluation of Teaching, the Student Life Committee, and the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Assault & Gender Issues. Smith also has served as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Vendor Policies and the Presidential LGBTQIA Task Force. Smith became an associate dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, in spring 2014. After serving as interim Dean for two years, Smith was selected to serve as Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences. Smith's scholarly interests include the role of personality, social and cognitive factors affecting women's risk-taking behaviors and perceptions of health conditions. She received the Excellence in Scholarship Award from Elon College in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon University, Smith held a faculty position at Frostburg State University where she received the university Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching in 1999. Smith received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, M.A. from Wake Forest University, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University.