Amber Zoe Smith is the associate director in the Student Success Center who coordinates the Center's peer education initiatives, including the tutoring and peer academic coaching programs, the Seminar Series on Academic Success, and support for peer educator training across campus.
Over the past eight years, Amber has worked with peer education programs at Virginia Tech and Radford University including first-year seminars, reading seminars, peer advising, and extensive peer educator training. Amber is the copy editor for the Journal of Peer Learning and has had her work on peer education published in Honors in Higher Education and the Journal of the European Honors Council. She has taught over 30 college courses ranging from college success strategies and peer education pedagogy to English composition and literature. She has also worked as a writing tutor and editor.
Amber has an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and dual Bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech in English and Spanish with a minor in music.
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