Amber Zoe Smith is the associate director of 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.
Since 2014, Amber has worked with academic peer education programs at Virginia Tech and Radford University including first-year seminars, reading seminars, peer advising, and peer educator training. Amber is the copy editor for the Journal of Peer Learning and has had her work published in Honors in Higher Education and the Journal of the European Honors Council. She has taught many 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.