WUSTL has appointed Peggie R. Smith as its next Ombuds for Faculty. She succeeds Linda Nicholson (WUSTL's first Faculty Ombuds) and joins Jessica Kuchta-Miller, the Ombudsperson for Staff. Smith is a Professor of Employment and Labor Law and will serve an academic staff of about 3,700.
Smith joined the faculty of Washington University Law in 2010 after several years on the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a leading scholar in the regulation of care work that occurs both inside and outside the home, including child care, home care, and elder care. At WUSTL, she has served on the Faculty Senate Council and as Vice Dean of the School of Law. She earned her BA and MA from Yale, and a JD from Harvard Law. (WUSTL Source; Faculty Profile.)
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