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Smith, Rachelle, PhD

Smith, Rachelle, PhD

Smith, Rachelle, PhD

Associate Professor College of Science and Humanities

Contact Information:

Husson University
141 Beardsley Meeting House
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.992.1952 Phone: Fax: Email: smithra@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Rachelle Smith received both her B.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maine, Orono. Rachelle teaches a variety of psychology courses and specializes in child development. Her dissertation centered on the development of recursive awareness of intentionality: The development of theory of mind across middle childhood. Her major areas of interest are cognitive, social, and emotional development and developmental biology. Rachelle has been the recipient of the Owen Aldis Award for her dissertation research and is a member of the International Society for Human Ethology and the Society for Research in Child Development.

Professional Statement

As a new faculty member here at Husson University I am excited by the prospect of meeting and working with a diverse student population. I believe that to develop professional abilities, students must participate in the process and be active learners. This means that students must not only learn to listen, read, and write effectively, but also to think about new material and discover how it applies in their own lives. Psychology provides a wealth of opportunities for such self-exploration and I hope to assist students with this endeavor throughout my career here.