Exhibits Chair and Coordinator
Elizabeth Smith is the Director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives for the Graduate School at Old Dominion University. In this role, Elizabeth works closely with faculty to develop and implement programs in Cybersecurity, Cyber Risk Management, Modeling & Simulation, and Data Science. Prior to this, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences and the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography since 1993. In this capacity, Elizabeth served as a Program Manager for the Coastal and Environmental Research Program of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, as Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Observing System, part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, and project coordinator for the Chesapeake Inundation Prediction System. Ms. Smith established and co-directed the Virginia Regional Competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl from 1998-2008 and has been involved in ocean education, outreach and teacher training through a myriad of projects since coming to ODU. After receiving a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. in Oceanography from Florida State University , she joined the Satellite Oceanography Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she spent several years working on early generation oceanographic data management systems before coming to ODU.