Cinzia Villanucci Smothers

Cinzia Villanucci Smothers

Coordinator, Digital Education & Innovation Lab

Role: Cinzia works closely with the Office of Academic Innovation’s Digital Education & Innovation (DEIL) Director and the Operations Lead to coordinate the Lab’s daily operations and support projects, events, hiring and process improvement.

Experience: Prior to joining Academic Innovation, Cinzia worked at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health as a Faculty and Program Coordinator in the Department of Global Health & Population. Aside from academic and research administration, she has professional experience teaching traditional, as well as experimental and online, classes in a higher education setting. She was an instructor in the Philosophy Department at Bowling Green State University for six years and she currently is an online adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College, where she has been teaching Philosophy, Practical Reasoning, and Applied Ethics classes to non-traditional students for the last ten years.


Master of Arts in Philosophy – Bowling Green State University
Master of Arts in Bioethics and Practical Ethics – La Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – University of Cagliari (Italy)