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Timothy Smith is new chair of Counseling Psychology, Special Education

Timothy Smith has been appointed as the new chair for the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education at Brigham Young University. Mary Anne Prater, his predecessor, will serve as assistant chair.
 
Smith received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU in 1991 and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Utah State University in 1993. He then left the United States to earn a master’s degree in research psychology from Rhodes University in South Africa in 1995.
 
After researching in South Africa, Smith returned to Utah State University and received another master’s degree, this time in sociology. He continued his studies at Utah State and earned a doctorate in professional-scientific psychology in 1997.
 
Smith then taught as an adjunct assistant professor for Drexel University for a year before transferring to the University of South Dakota where he taught clinical psychology as an assistant professor.
 
In 1999 Smith came to BYU as a professor of counseling psychology in the McKay School of Education. He specializes in multiculturalism and diversity as well as spirituality and religion in education or counseling.
 
Smith is currently on leave as a Fulbright Scholar, using the scholarship funding to conduct research in Uganda and teach in a master’s program in counseling psychology at Uganda Christian University.

For more information, contact Roxanna Johnson, (801) 422-1922, roxanna_johnson@byu.edu.

Writer: Roxanna Johnson

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