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Michael D. Smith, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology

Phone: 570-372-4541
Office Location: Fisher Hall - Rm 336
Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., TTH

Academic Credentials:
PSYD, Indiana Univ of PA
MED, John Carroll University
BA, Case Western Reserve University

Smith teaches Health Psychology, Personality, and Introduction to Counseling in addition to sections of Principles of Psychology, Directed Research, and Independent Research. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he works several hours a week for CMSU Service System, providing family and individual psychotherapy to high-risk adolescents, young adults and their families. He also conducts pre-parole evaluations for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, consults with home-based family intervention services and conducts training for school and mental health personnel.

Smith completed a two-year NIMH/NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR). His current research explores topics in human sexuality with a particular focus on HIV/STI risk behavior in marginalized adolescents and young adults. He has recently published in Sex Roles, the Journal of Men’s Studies and the Archives of Sexual Behavior. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, often with his students, and serves on the Continuing Education and Program Committee of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Currently, Smith (together with Christian Grov of Brooklyn College) is writing a book titled In the Company of Men for Praeger Publishers.


  • BIOL-020 Human Sexuality and Reproduction
  • ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
  • PSYC-101 Principles of Psychology
  • PSYC-242 Health Psychology
  • PSYC-245 Personality
  • PSYC-320 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC-421 Directed Research
  • PSYC-450 Introduction to Counseling
  • PSYC-500 Internship
  • PSYC-525 Independent Research

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