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Department of Social Work

College of Arts & Sciences

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Michael Smith

Michael  Smith PhD

Professor & Chair
Social Work
423-439-6013 /
Lyle House, Room 102

Ph.D., Florida State University
MSPA, Florida State University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
MSW, Ohio State University
A.B., Ohio University

Dr. Michael Smith has served one university or another as BSW Director, MSW Director, department chair, or dean over a career in higher education that began in 1981 and that has seen him employed at universities in southern California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and East Tennessee. Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force as a social work officer where his responsibilities embraced clinical (i.e., mental health) practice along program development and administration. He is co-editor/co-author of "Social Work in the Workplace" (with Dr. Gary Gould), the critically acclaimed examination of occupational social work. In addition, Dr. Smith's primary areas of expertise include issues central to social work education, administration, and social welfare history.

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