Susan Smith appointed director of UB Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program

Dr. Susan Smith, Director, UB Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program (IDP).

Dr. Susan L. Smith, Director, UB Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program (IDP)

Published September 18, 2015

E. Bruce Pitman, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, announced the appontment of Susan Smith as director of the Social Sciences interdisciplinary program (IDP) in the college, effective June 1. IDP offers undergraduate majors designed for students wishing to pursue a focused inquiry into areas of contemporary public interest.

Susan earned her PhD in philosophy from UB and has had several academic roles here and at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Susan has regularly taught bioethics and research ethics for the department. She wrote her dissertation on race under Jorge Gracia's supervision.

In the announcement, Dean Pittman states, "In her role as director, Susan will provide oversight to the interdisciplinary undergraduate bachelor’s degree program and coordinate the graduate interdisciplinary master’s degree program."