Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU education professor honored by national minority association

Brigham Young University professor Tim Smith has received the Emerging Professional Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.

The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in education, research or practice to promote ethnic minority issues within 10 years of their graduation. Smith received the award at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Francisco in August.

Smith is an associate professor in the McKay School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education. His research focuses on adapting mental health treatment for non-Caucasian North Americans and increasing life spans for people by means of adequate social support and adapting mental health treatment for non-Caucasian North Americans.  

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU in 1991. He received a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Utah State University. In 1996, Smith earned a second master’s degree in research psychology from Rhodes University in South Africa. He then returned to USU, where he completed a third master’s degree in sociology and a doctorate in professional psychology.

Smith has taught at BYU since 1999.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
July 05, 2020
Two animated projects from BYU professor Brent Barson were recently accepted into the Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, a prestigious graphic design journal. Out of the 2,900 total entries, just 126 were accepted.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 02, 2020
Analysis of former slaves’ narratives: freedom was a family affair
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
June 30, 2020
In addition to being one of the top programs in the country, BYU’s advertising department fosters an environment to talk about important issues.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=