Janice Smith earned her A. B. from Cornell University in 1973, and she graduated summa cum laude in Chemistry. Her graduate degrees- A.M. and Ph. D.- are in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University. After graduation in 1978, Janice was an NSF National Needs Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University until 1979.
For 21 years, Jan Smith was a Professor of Chemistry at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she taught organic chemistry and maintained a research program in organic synthesis. After spending two sabbaticals at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the most recent in 1997-1998, she decided to permanently move to Hawaii, where she continues to teach organic chemistry. She also currently spends her professional life writing a sophomore level organic chemistry text.
Smith, Janice Gorzynski. Principles of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2012.
Smith, Janice Gorzynski; Berk, Erin Smith. Student Study Guide/Solutions Manual to Accompany Principles of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2012.
Smith, Janice Gorzynski. Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2011.