Monica M. Smith, DSW
Director of Diversity and Inclusion | 717-361-1198

Dr. Smith has spent nearly 15 years as a leader for diversity and inclusion in higher education. At Eastern University, she served as assistant to the dean for faculty development and student concerns and chaired the university’s Faculty Development Committee where she worked to infuse diversity and inclusion practices into the curriculum. Also at Eastern, Dr. Smith served as assistant to the provost for multicultural concerns. In this role, she chaired their Intercultural Competency Team; coordinated diversity workshops for the students and the faculty and staff, and she worked closely with Senior Staff, Human Resources and other members of the community to develop and promote strategic initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. Most recently, Dr. Smith served as director of the Office for Inclusion and Diversity at Saint Joseph’s University.
Dr. Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern College and her master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.
At Elizabethtown, she will work closely with the senior vice president for academic affairs to provide leadership to advance a welcoming climate for all members of the community while developing an appreciation, common purpose and sustaining environment for diversity and inclusive excellence that aligns with the current and future Strategic Plan. Dr. Smith will chair a coordinating committee on inclusive excellence and will provide direction and support to all areas of the College, including academic departments, Student Life, Admissions, Human Resources and others.