Molly Easo Smith Joins Board of Trustees
Teaneck, NJ (August 27, 2007, 2007) Molly Easo Smith, provost of Wheaton College, Norton, MA, and former dean at Seton Hall University, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University for a three-year term.
FDU President J. Michael Adams said, Dr. Smith will be an outstanding addition to the Board. Her commitment to education, student-centered learning and faculty excellence is coupled with extensive administrative experience. We look forward to working with her.
An English literature scholar, Smith led Seton Hall's College of Arts and Sciences from 2002-2006. As dean, she promoted faculty engagement and enhanced student learning. She supported the development of interdisciplinary programs and established the university's academic resource center.
Prior to Seton Hall, Smith was a professor of English at Stephen F. Austin University, where she also served as chair of the department of English. She held faculty and administrative posts at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, St. Louis University and Ithaca College. Smith's experience in higher education includes a four-year term at St. Louis University, where she directed the University Honors Program as well as taught undergraduate and graduate students.
She earned her undergraduate degree and initial graduate degree in English from the University of Madras in India. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Auburn University.
Smith has written two books on Shakespeare and his contemporaries: Breaking Boundaries: Politics and Play in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (Ashgate Publishing, 1998) and The Darker World Within: Evil in the Tragedies of Shakespeare and his Successors (University of Delaware Press, 1991). She has also authored articles on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.