Associate Professor, Communications, Salem State University
Amy Smith, an associate professor at Salem State University, earned her Ph.D in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University. Her research interests are varied and include issues of diversity in pedagogy, family communication, gender and media, and community building. In the classroom Amy uses the guiding principle of “meet them where they are” to foster meaningful relationships with students and help them achieve their highest potential. Amy regularly presents her research at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, where she also serves as reviewer and respondent to multiple divisions and interest groups. Her publications include Tracing family lines: The impact of women’s genealogy research on family communication (2012) and Family genealogy and family communication: Finding common ground (2017, Genealogy.