Our Teaching Faculty includes numerous faculty members in several colleges at UAH who teach classes designated as Women's and Gender Studies courses.


Dr. Laura Lake Smith

Assistant Professor - Art History,
Modern & Contemporary Art


301 Sparkman Drive
Wilson Hall
Room 164
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Smith's current research examines the perplexing serial art of the American artist Richard Tuttle and currently, is the focus of a book project and several articles. Her other research interests include twentieth-century abstraction, time-based media, and the intersection of contemporary art and philosophy. Prior to coming to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Smith taught at University of Georgia, Emory University, Coastal Carolina University, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University and worked at Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Art History, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Art History, University of Alabama


  • College Art Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Association of Historians of American Art
  • Association of Contemporary Art Historians
  • Southeastern College Art Association


  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • History of photography
  • Interdisciplinary Studies on the intersections of Art and Philosophy