Dear Colleagues,

I share with you sad news from Kathleen Dolan, Chair of the Department of Political Science.

Dr. Jennifer Smith, former assistant professor of Political Science at UW-Milwaukee, passed away on Sunday, August 5.  Dr. Smith earned her Ph.D at Yale University, and taught at UWM from 2005-13. At the time of her death, she was a faculty member at Deep Springs College in Big Pine, California. Dr. Smith’s obituary is online.

Our condolences to Jennifer’s family and to the many others whose lives she touched.

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs