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Allen A Smith, PhD

Academic rank and title:

Professor of Anatomy

Educational Background:

  • 1961. A.B. (Biology), Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 1961 1963. Graduate study, Zoology Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1969. Ph.D. (Anatomy), University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, OR
  • 1986. B.Sc., summa cum laude (Chemistry), Widener University, Chester, PA 19013
  • 1991. M.A. (Chemistry), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 98122

Prior Teaching Experience:

  • 2001. Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Broward County Community College, Davie, FL
  • 1989 2000; Associate Professor of Anatomy, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1978 1989; Associate Professor of Biology, Widener University, Chester, PA.
  • 1974 1978; Assistant Professor of Biology, Widener University, Chester, PA.


  • 1957. Johnson Prize in French, Brown University
  • 1996. Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2002 & 2004. Professor of the Year, Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2006. Professor of the Year, Florida Podiatric Medical Students Association

Professional Societies:

  • The Histochemical Society
  • Biological Stain Commission
  • American Chemical Society, (Chair, South Florida Section, 2000)
  • Florida Academy of Sciences (Chair, Medical Sciences Section, 1996 1998, 2003-2005)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society
  • Delaware County Science Teachers'Association (1981 87) (President, 1984 1985)


  • McNulty, J.M., and A.A. Smith (2004). An improved formulation of the zirconyl hematoxylin stain for acidic mucins. Biotech. Histochem. 79: 191-196.
  • McNulty, J.M., M.J. Kambour, and A.A. Smith (2004). Zirconyl hematoxylin in the diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus. J. Cell. Mol. Med. 8: 382-387.
  • Smith, R.F., B.H. Stern, and A.A. Smith (2008). Mucin immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis and mapping of extramammary Paget's disease. J. Cell. Mol. Med. 12: 1605-1610.
  • Smith, A.A. (2010) Hematein chelates of unusual metal ions for tinctorial histochemistry. Biotech. Histochem. 85: 43-54
  • Smith, A.A., and I. Glickfield (2011). Destaining and restaining mucins in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded histological sections. Biotech. Histochem. 88: 98-103..
  • Smith, A.A. (2014). Finding the best antibody dilution by repeated immunostaining of the same tissue section. Biotech. Histochem. 89: 215-219.
  • Smith, A.A., and R.F. Smith (in review). Discordant distribution of markers in extramammary Paget’s disease.

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