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Dr.Marina Smart

Dr.Marina Smart

  • Graduate Student Services Specialist II
Marina has a rich background in education and a passion for fostering student success. Having earned a Ph.D. in Education from Moscow State Pedagogic University in Moscow, Russia, she possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of student learning and development. Her academic journey at Iowa State began in 2008 when she arrived on campus as a Fulbright Scholar. After completing her Fulbright term, Marina spent several years managing international student orientation and student programs at ISSO. She later moved to the College of Design where she served as Academic Advisor and focused on fostering meaningful relationships with diverse groups of students. Marina strives to cultivate an environment that embraces every student’s unique background to enhance the academic experience and success of all students.

Contact Info

1121B Snedecor Hall
2438 Osborn Drive


  • M.A., Education, Penza State Pedagogic University
  • M.A., Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D., Education, Moscow State Pedagogic University