Elizabeth F. Smith, the Paul M. Dauten Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences, has served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2017. She leads Dartmouth’s largest academic unit, overseeing its educational policies, curriculum, and all matters relating to the effectiveness, development, and wellbeing of more than 600 faculty members. Smith was previously associate dean of the sciences and has also served as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. An accomplished research scientist, she has published papers in leading journals and received grant support from institutions including the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the March of Dimes Foundation.