FIMS Profile

Sandra Smeltzer
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4048
Phone: 519-661-2111 x86112

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
ssmeltze@uwo.ca
Research: Dr. Smeltzer's current areas of research and publication include critical pedagogy, experiential learning, communication in transitioning and developing countries (particularly in Southeast Asia), the ethics of activist research, ICTs for social justice, and the scholar-activist dialectic. She is a Teaching Fellow at Western, with a focus on experiential learning (2015-2019); a Moore Institute Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2016); and the co-coordinator of the Media and the Public Interest program at Western. She has been awarded the USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence for every year she has taught at the university, and is the recipient of the FIMS Undergraduate Teaching Award. She was awarded Western's inaugural Humanitarian Award for her international work, named one of Canada's Top 25 Most Influential Women by Women of Influence magazine and one of Western's Top Newsmakers, and is profiled in the philanthropy magazine, Lifestyles.