Danielle Smith is a professor of African American studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and the director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. Professor Smith teaches coursework focusing on global public health, environmental sustainability and issues of social justice and human rights.
Smith’s core research areas include refugee migration and resettlement, reconciliation and reconstruction in post-conflict societies, and disaster response and management, with particular focus on Africa and its diasporas.
Smith has presented her work nationally and globally. Her research and writings have been published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Health and Social Policy, Global Public Health, Economic Development Quarterly, Development and Society, Journal of Black Studies and Liberian Studies Journal.