A native of Poland, Renata Kolodziej-Smith is one of NSCM’s newest faces, having joined the faculty in fall of 2015. She completed her Ph.D. at Wayne State University, where she also received her master’s degree in 2001. She holds bachelor and master’s degree from University of Warsaw in Poland, and has business experience in advertising and marketing field. Prior to joining UCF, Kolodziej-Smith taught at Wayne State University, Madonna University, Oakland Community College and Central Michigan University. Her teaching and research interests include organizational, small group and intercultural communication.