B. R. Smith, Director

480 Langsam Library


MFA, Creative Writing, University of Florida
PhD, English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati


Currently director of UC's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, his research and teaching interests include American modern and postmodern literature, fiction writing, poetry, the short story, the contemporary novel, U.S. ethnic literatures, and literary magazine production. Formerly the associate editor of The Cincinnati Review, his stories appear or are forthcoming in FenceThe Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, Witness, Unsaid, and elsewhere.

He currently directs program development, implementation, and coordination with provost units & colleges for New Faculty Orientation, CET&L workshops, Great Gateways, and Course Design Institutes related to pedagogy and faculty career development initiatives and education/programming support for institutional grants.

As a faculty developer he uses expertise to shape programs while integrating current research & reading to better support faculty adoption of innovative and effective tools.

Additionally, he directs faculty facilitator recruitment, training, and support, creation and distribution of Center marketing materials, creation and development of Center website, and administration of Faculty Development OneStop.

He currently serves as advisor to UC’s Graduate Assistants for Teaching Enhancement (GATE) student organization, in addition to supervising the Center’s graduate assistant for Center programming. In addition, he serves as chair of the eLearning Committee’s Marketing & Communications Workgroup.

Dr. Bryan Smith