- Assistant Dean Research (Acting), FIMS
- Teaching Fellow, Centre for Teaching and Learning
-Local area co-coordinator, Canadian Communication Association annual conference
Dr. Smeltzer's current areas of research and publication include critical pedagogy, experiential learning, community engaged learning, the ethics of activist research, ICTs for social justice, and the scholar-activist dialectic. She holds a SSHRC Insight Grant on experiential learning; is a Teaching Fellow at Western, with a focus on community engaged learning (2015-2020); 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.