Angel Smith is an instructor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She earned her master’s and bachelor's degrees in Accounting from UAB. Ms. Smith's scores on the CPA exam placed her fifth in the State of Georgia and in the top 120 nationwide when sitting for the exam in May 2000. In addition to holding a CPA license, she is also a Certified Internal Auditor. After gaining experience in both external and internal auditing working at Ernst & Young LLP and the Cobb County School District, Ms. Smith returned to her alma mater to fulfill her dream of teaching. She is the 2011 recipient of the Loudell Ellis Robinson Teaching Excellence Award.