College of Arts and Sciences
B.S., 2001, Olivet Nazarene University
M.S., 2006, Auburn University
Ph.D., 2008, Auburn University
A faculty member at Olivet since 2008, Dr. Smith teaches cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology, advanced statistics and physiological psychology. His specific areas of interest are memory and cognition, and cognitive disorders/dementia; and he specializes in applied memory research.
Before coming to Olivet, Dr. Smith worked for nearly three years at Mount Vernon (Ohio) Developmental Center in the field of mental retardation and developmental disabilities, and taught for two years at Auburn University. While at Auburn, he received the Promotion of Excellence in Teaching and Learning award.
During his time at Auburn and now at Olivet, he has conducted research on memory, learning and neuropsychological disorders.
On the topics of the teaching of psychology, evaluation and memory, Dr. Smith has had several publications in professional journals and has given presentations at professional conferences. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Psychonomic Society, the Association for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and several other professional organizations.