Sarah Toombs-Smith, PhD
Division of Geriatrics
Department of Internal Medicine
B.S.S.: Theater, Film, English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1974-1978
M.A.: English literature, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX 1979-1981
Ph.D.: American Literature, American Humor,University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 1981-1986
Professional Experience: Education
|1986-1988||Instructor, Department of English, Colegio Universitario de Cayey (Cayey University College, a regional campus of the University of Puerto Rico)|
|1988-1992||Assistant Professor, Department of English, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA.|
|1988-1989||Director, Student Writing Clinic, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA|
|1989-1990||Faculty Advisor, Edge City Literary Annual, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA|
|1990-1992||Ad Hoc Member, Selection and Hiring Committee, English Dept, Mansfield University|
|1990-1991||Coordinator, Film and Video, Mansfield University Faculty Senate Film Series|
|1994 - 1995||Adjunct Instructor of Humanities, College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas|
|1995||Adjunct Instructor, Dept. English, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX.|
|2003-present||Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB|
|2003-present||Assistant Professor (Special Appointment), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTMB|
1980-1983 Book Reviewer, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX
1982-1984 Reviewer, University of Notre Dame Graduate Student Association Grant Progrram, Invited postiion.
1983-1984 Business Manager, Notre Dame English Journal (later Religion & Literature)
1987-1988 Editor, Phoebus Light Literary Annual, Colegio Universitario de Cayey, Cayey, PR
1990-1991 Assistant Editor, Middle States Self-Study Project, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
1992-pres Communications Consultant, Westwind Brass, San Diego, CA.
1993-1994 Report Writer, Pennzoil Sulphur, Galveston, TX
1995 - 1998 Member, UTMB Committee on Research
1995-1999 Institutional Coordinator, Research Review, John Sealy Memorial Endowment Fund for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX.
1999-2001 Institutional Coordinator, Institutional Research Development, Office of the Vice President for Research, UTMB.
2000 Member, GEM Development Team (UTMB Staff Recognition Program: Going the Extra Mile)
2001 Member, Research Facility Construction Committee
2001 NIH forms update Task Force
2001 Invited Research Funding Opportunities Task Force
2001-2003 Director, Institutional Research Development, Research Services, UTMB
2002-2003 Research Services Change Task Force
2003 Member, UTMB Research Retreat Planning Committee
2003 - present Reviewer, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
2003-present Science Editor, Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB. Mentor junior faculty, postdocs, conduct workshops, edit journal articles and proposals, assist with large grants
1985 Dean's Travel Award for Dissertation Research, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1988 Award to Attend Pedagogical Enrichment Workshop, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
1989 Award to Attend ESL Workshop, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
- "Green Room Evasion" and "The End of Billy" (short stories). The Thing Itself, United Colleges of San Antonio (Spring 1980).
- "S. J. Perelman: A Bibliography of Short Stories (1931-79)". Studies in American Humor. Special New Yorker issue. N.S. 3 (Spring 1984): 83-7.
- James Thurber: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. New York: Garland Press, 1987. Rated by Choice as "highly recommended to academic and large public libraries."
- "Barb's Decision" (short story); "Mary at Ephesus", "Island Angst", "After the Stroke". (poems) Phoebus Light 8 (Spring, 1988).
- "James Thurber". In Bibliography of American Fiction 1919-1988. Facts on File Bibliography Series. Matthew J. Bruccoli, General Editor. 15 volumes. New York: Facts on File, 1991.