001_1Chris receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009

Chris has taught undergraduate courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brown University, and the University of California, Davis. While at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Chris has received two departmental teaching awards and one university-wide teaching award. Her student evaluations have included the comments “Chris Smith for president” and “This class was amazing. It changed my life.”

In addition to the courses listed below, Chris has developed and taught research methods workshops on social network analysis, she has given talks on teaching strategies to graduate students and faculty, and she worked as a research consultant developing training materials on applied social network analysis for law enforcement.

Her undergraduate courses include:


The Criminal Justice System

Criminal Networks: From Al Capone to Al-Qaeda

Urban Crime & Policing

Gender & Crime

Her graduate courses include:

Social Networks: Theories & Applications

Social Network Analysis for Social Scientists