Meet the Professor: Chantal Smith Assistant Professor Chantal Smith joined the Economics Department in fall 2021.
“The commitment to excellence in teaching and research is what attracted me to Washington and Lee University.”
~ Chantal Smith
Chantal Smith joined the Economics Department as an assistant professor this year. Her primary area of interest is economics with a focus on K-12 education. She also conducts research in economic history, institutions, and various types of discrimination.
Smith completed her MA in applied economics at American University, BS in business economics at Florida A&M, and earned her doctorate at Howard University.
Smith took the time to answer the following questions about her teaching inspiration and interests.
1. What first attracted you to Washington and Lee University?
The commitment to excellence in teaching and research is what attracted me to Washington and Lee University.
2. What will you teach?
I will be teaching the principles of economics course in the fall term, followed by labor economics in the winter term.
3. Aside from teaching, what’s something that you’re passionate about? What do you do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my family doing fun things like visiting amusement parks, museums, and national parks.
4. What is your favorite movie or book?
I don’t have a favorite movie or book, but I am a huge fan of the MCU. I tend to read mostly science fiction books, such as Dean Koontz and Stephen King.
5. As a student, what was the best piece of advice you were given?
6. Share a fun fact about yourself.
I am an amateur musician (I play piano and tenor saxophone) and I also enjoy crocheting (when I have time).
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