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Suzanne Smith's Research Human Development


Academic Affairs
Human Development
Phone: (360) 546-9714
Fax: (360) 546-9076
Office: McClaskey (VMCB) 201
Support Staff: Sarah Pimentel

Suzanne Smith, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Planning
Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Office of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Human Development
  • I am currently conducting qualitative research on the Hutterites to determine parenting and family relationship patterns. This research involves quality and quantity time in the field, living with participants.
  • Secondarily I am involved in a multi-state longitudinal project assessing the effects¬†of poverty on the health and family relationships of women and children in rural areas.¬†This is a mixed methods study to take place over a five year period. Data will also be compared to the previous wave of this project which completed in 2009.
  • Ph.D. – 1996 – Child and Family Development – The University Of Georgia
  • M.S. – 1992 – Family and Child Development – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.A. – 1990 – Behavioral Science – Erskine College