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Katherine Smith

Old Dominion University

Portrait of Katherine Smith of ODU

Current University
Old Dominion University

Research Areas
Scientific visualization including visualization in virtual and augmented reality; computer visualization, with an emphasis in game-based learning and virtual environments; serious game development for STEM education; instructional technologies that promote student understanding of mathematics in higher education.


Smith is a research assistant professor in Digital Shipbuilding at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

She holds a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation Engineering, an M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, all from Old Dominion University. 

She was previously a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the
Mathematical Association of America, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, the American Society of Engineering Education, and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society). 

Alma Mater
Old Dominion University