Marcia Smith

Associate Director of Academic Advising

Academic Advising


Academic Background

  • Master of Science, Miami University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of WI - Stevens Point, 2001

Academic & Professional Experience

  • NACADA Business Commission Chair (2015-2017)
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate by the National Council for Behavioral Health (March 2015)
  • Certified Appreciative Advisor (September 2013)
  • Assistant Director of Academic Advising & International Student Advisor, Miami University Hamilton Campus (2009-2013)
  • Instructor, COM 136: Interpersonal Communication, Miami University Hamilton Campus (2008-2013)
  • NACADA First Generation Interest Group Co-Chair (2007-2012)
  • Academic Advisor, Miami University Hamilton Campus (2007-2009)
  • Graduate Academic Advisor, Miami University (2006-2007)
  • Co-Instructor, EDL 306: The Nature of Group Leadership (2007)
  • Co-Instructor, WCP300x: Western College Program Traditions & History (2007)
  • Graduate Resident Director, Miami University (Fall 2005 & Fall 2006-2007)
  • Resident Director, Semester at Sea (Spring 2006)
  • Resident Director, Western State College of CO (2003-2005)
  • US Peace Corps Volunteer, Western Russia (2001-2003)

Honors & Awards

  • Miami PRIDE (Performance Resulting in Distinguished Excellence) Award Recipient, April 2008
  • Miami PRIDE (Performance Resulting in Distinguished Excellence) Award Recipient, December 2017


Marcia Smith is a Senior Academic Advisor in the Farmer School of Business. Through this role she assists business students with major and career exploration, course selection and registration, and academic planning. Marcia combines her experience and Appreciative Advising certification knowledge to work closely with several student populations including Honors students, International students, and First Generation College students. In her role, Marcia also assists with undergraduate student recruitment and admission initiatives and assists with the advising note-taking system.


Marcia Smith

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