Title: Professor Emeritus of Biology
Company: Kansas State University
Location: Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
Ann Stalheim-Smith, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Kansas State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.
Dr. Stalheim-Smith knew a career combining her passions for science and teaching would lead to a successful and fulfilling life. In 2003, after more than four decades of teaching, Dr. Stalheim-Smith became a professor emeritus. She had been teaching at Kansas State University since 1970, and had previously taught at Fisk University, the University of Colorado Boulder and Augustana College. In addition, Dr. Stalheim-Smith has contributed as a member of the grant review panel for the Nation Science Foundation, and has provided her services as a textbook reviewer for Harper Collins Publishers LLC, West Publishing, Saunders and several other publishing companies.
In order to pursue her career in science education, Dr. Stalheim-Smith first earned a Bachelor of Science from Augustana College in 1958. After spending a few years working and gaining experience, she returned to her education to receive a PhD at Northern Arizona University in 1982. In 1993, along with Greg K. Fitch, she published “Understanding Human Anatomy and Physiology.” Furthermore, she has contributed to numerous articles and professional journals throughout her career. Dr. Stalheim-Smith has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations that have aided in her professional development and growth. These include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Zoologists and Sigma Xi. She is a coordinator and member of the First Christian Church of Mount Vernon.
In recognition of her successes within the classroom, Dr. Stalheim-Smith has been recognized with several accolades. These include grants from the Howard Hughes Foundation and the National Science Foundation, as well as an Alumnus Achievement Award from Augustana College. She has also recently been selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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