Dean, School of Life and Physical Sciences

Dr. Smolen has served as an associate dean for Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Arts and Sciences for the past three years. In that capacity, Dr. Smolen has managed and supported the educational activities of all academic departments and programs in mathematics, the natural sciences and computer science. She also directs Saint Joseph’s Summer Scholars Program, which provides stipends for undergraduate research across all disciplines. Before her service as associate dean, Dr. Smolen was the associate director of the University’s John P. McNulty Scholars Program, which provides mentoring in the natural sciences for student scholars. She has also taught as a faculty member in the department of chemistry since 1998 and directed Saint Joseph’s environmental science program. Dr. Smolen earned her Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.