Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

 

Stephanie N. Smith, M.A.

Full-time Temporary Instructor of History

Office: SSB 252

smiths@savannahstate.edu

Education

M.A. Public History, Armstrong Atlantic State University

B.A. American History

Biography

I was born in Atlanta, GA and lived for a number of years in both South Florida and Washington D.C. I enjoy learning, reading, swimming, bike riding, and spending time with my husband and two children. Prior to joining Savannah State, I worked as a teacher in Kentucky and Georgia. For several years I also worked with the Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah helping to develop and improve educational programming, events, and services for their many museums. I have always had a passion for learning and for being an educator. For me there is nothing more fulfilling than helping others learn and evolve. My goal is to help individuals gain the self-esteem and personal pride that comes with understanding complex historical concepts and applying them to everyday life.

Research Interests

Most of my research focuses on the development of American culture, civil rights, military history, and foreign policy. My current project involves collecting oral histories from World War II survivors and documenting their individual experiences in the conflict. Most recently I have interviewed two members of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, one a German POW and the other a downed pilot who successfully navigated the French evasion lines.

Quote

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. - Eleanor Roosevelt