Barbara Leigh Smith

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Emeritus Professor, Former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Nominated By: Steve Harmon Wilson

Dr. Barbara Leigh Smith has been a leading researcher, promoter, and practitioner of student-centered learning communities since the 1970s. A founding director of the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education at Evergreen State, she co-directed the National Learning Communities Project from 2000 to 2004.

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