GINGER LEE SMOAK portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
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Honors & Awards

  • Sweet Candy Distinguished Honors Professorship. 2016
  • Nominated for Career Services Faculty Recognition. University of Utah, 2015
  • Nominated for the Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2015
  • Nominated for the University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award-decision pending. University of Utah, 2013
  • The University of Utah Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, of which I am co-advisor, won its third straight Best Chapter Award. Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Alpha Rho Chapter, 2013
  • My paper, “Imagining Pregnancy: The Fünfbilderserie and Images of ‘Pregnant Disease Women’ in Medieval Medical Manuscripts,” won the 2013 Delno West Award for Best Paper. Rocky Mountain Medieval and Reniassance Association, 2013

Professional Service

  • Utah History Day Judge: Regional and State competitions. 2018 - 2018
  • Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Role: President. President. 2018 - present
  • History Day Judge-Regional and National Competitions. 2016 - 2016
  • Entity: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Co-President and Member of the Executive Board. 2016 - 2016
  • Role: Member. Entity: Career-Line Task Force Tasked to investigate the state of Career-Line Faculty at the University and the implementation of standards, make a recommendation to the University Senate. 2016 - 2016
  • Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Member of the Executive Board. 2014 - 2015
  • Honors College Panel: "Creative Solutions: Shaping a Woman's Place in the World". Public Event. 2013 - present
  • Educational Testing Services Advanced Placement Exam Grader for European History-Table Leader. As Table Leader I train and supervise 8 readers, keep statistics and act as intermediary between the readers and exam management. 2012 - 2012
  • Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Secretary. 2011 - 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Secretary. 2011 - 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Role: Member Of The Executive Board And Conference Organizer. As a member of the Board I attend the annual conference to present a paper, and attend the Board meeting, which I did this year in August. I am also on the Program Committee for the Conference in 2011 and am acting as Conference organizer. 2010 - 2010

Internal Service

  • 2019 Senate Faculty Standards Review Committee-re-elected for a second term. Committee Member, 07/01/2018 - present. University service. Committee Member, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Honors College Curriculum Committee. Committee Member, 2018 - present. service.
  • Senate Faculty Standards Review Committee-re-elected for a second term. Committee Member, 2018 - present. service.
  • Distinguished Scholarship Advisor. Advisor, 2018 - present. service.
  • Faculty Standards Review Committee. Reviewer, 2017 - 2017. service.
  • Senate Career-Line Task Force. 2015 - present. service.
  • 2015 Senate Faculty Review Standards Committee. Career Line Faculty Representative, College Of Humanities, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Alpha Rho Chapter. Chapter Co-Advisor, 2015 - present. service.
  • Student Fee Learning Abroad Scholarship Committee. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Senate Faculty Review Standards Committee. Career Line Faculty Representative, 2014 - 2018. service.
  • Department of History Teaching Committee. Member, 2014 - 2017. service.
  • Role: Chapter co-advisor Co-advisor for Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Alpha Rho Chapter. 2013 - 2013. service.
  • As faculty co-advisor I attend bi-monthly meetings, assist with academic and social events with the organization, hold workshops, attend the regional conference, assist students with their papers, and chair panels at the conferences. Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Co-Advisor., 2012 - 2013. service.
  • History Department Conference Planning Committee. As part of the committee I help plan, organize panels, read abstracts, schedule. Committee Member, 2012 - 2013. service.
  • Phi Alpha Theta. As co-advisor of the University of Utah Chapter I attend bi-weekly meetings, assist with academic and social events with the organization, recruit new members. We are hosting the 2011 Regional Conference, so there has been some organizational duties for the conference as well during 2010. Co-Advisor., 2010 - 2011. service.
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Alpha Rho Chapter Co-Adviser. 2010 - present. service.