Stacey D. Smith Stacey D. Smith is professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on the evolution of floral diversity and spans the fields of phylogenetics, evolutionary genetics, comparative methods and pollination ecology. Supported by a British Marshall fellowship, she earned an M.Phil in Botanical Diversity from the Universities of Reading and Birmingham in the United Kingdom in 2001. She returned to the United States to pursue a doctoral degree in Systematic Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After obtaining her Ph.D. in 2006, she conducted postdoctoral research at Duke University through a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellowship before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 2010. She teaches introductory organismal biology and phylogenetic biology for undergraduate and graduate students and sponsors outreach events to promote public understanding of plant biology and evolution.