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Staff : Dr. Liesl Ruth Smith

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Dr. Liesl Ruth Smith


Office of Global Education, Director

Dr. Liesl Smith is the Director of Global Education at Merrimack College. Before pursuing a doctorate in Medieval Studies, Dr. Smith taught overseas in Nanchang, China and Ulanbaatar, Mongolia. Those years in Asia confirmed for her the importance of long-term international engagement for students’ academic and personal in an evermore interconnected world. After receiving her PhD, she taught both medieval British literature and history for several years before returning to the world of global education.

Dr. Smith holds a BA in English Language and Literature (Virginia Tech University), an MA Literary and Cultural Theory (Carnegie Mellon University), and a PhD in Medieval Studies (University of Toronto).