Katherine H. Smith
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Katherine Smith is associate dean for strategic initiatives at Duke Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Dr. Smith most recently served as assistant dean for admissions, vocation, and stewardship at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. She earned a B.A. in English literature from Princeton University, a M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Smith previously served as director of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation at Duke Divinity School and as managing director of Princeton Project 55, Inc., a nation-wide nonprofit organization that seeks to mobilize civic leadership for the public good.