Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith
Ph.D. Texas A&M University
B.S. Univ Illinois Urbana*
M.S. Southrn Illinois U Carbondale

Areas of Experience

  • developmental psychology
  • emerging adulthood
  • effects of poverty on preschool age children
  • learning communities
  • About Barbara Smith

    This is my sevententh year in the Psychology Department. My area of specialization is Developmental Psychology

    In January 2005, I became the director of Learning Communities and now direct the First-Year Program at Westminster. Learning Communities are a supportive interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching. The dialogue that occurs in learning communities between students and faculty is both dynamic and challenging. We have 30 learning communities in place for the 2012-2013 school year. All first-year students have the opportunity to enroll in a learning community as part of our liberal educaiton program.