Theresa Smith

Associate Head of Schools
University of California, Berkeley – BA
University of California, San Diego – MA, PhD

Dr. Theresa Smith earned her doctorate in history from the University of California, San Diego and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. As the associate head of schools, she oversees the educational life of Webb students, ensuring the Schools’ academic, residential and co-curricular programs work together to achieve Webb’s mission. Theresa joined Webb in 2011 as the director of academic affairs. In that role, she worked with faculty to reimagine our curriculum, including the development of an integrated humanities program, advanced studies offerings and partnerships with faculty at Los Angeles area colleges, and cultural and scientific institutions. Theresa also remains in the classroom, having taught history, English, humanities, and Spanish at Webb. Previously, Theresa held faculty positions at Oakwood School in North Hollywood and Claremont McKenna College, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Clark Library at UCLA. Theresa is the author of The Emerging Female Citizen: Gender and Enlightenment in Spain (UC Press, 2006). She resides on campus with her husband John, her son Joseph, and her elusive cat Sherman.