FacultyNorth Lake College
Amy Smith began teaching at North Lake College in 2004 as adjunct faculty and became a full-time faculty member in 2007. She received a bachelor’s degree in government with an emphasis in legal studies and a master’s degree in history, both from Texas Woman’s University in Fort Worth.
She has won the college’s Excellence in Teaching award twice as an adjunct faculty member, as well as the Learning Technology Innovation of the Year award in 2011 as part of the Wildfire Coaching Team. She created and co-taught a successful learning community at North Lake, pairing history with psychology, and is a member of the college’s Faculty Technology Coaching Team. Her academic interests include Civil War history, civil rights and civil liberties. She previously taught U.S. history, political science and criminal justice courses for Texas Woman’s University, as well as U.S. history and U.S. and Texas Government classes at North Central Texas College.
She has served as an expert lecturer on the USA PATRIOT Act for both Texas Woman’s University and the League of Women Voters. The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2001, with the full title of "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.”