Smith Set to Lead A&M-Commerce School of Social Work

The College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce recently named Dr. Marcella Smith as interim head of the School of Social Work.

Smith joined A&M-Commerce in 2015 and began her tenure track a year later. She served as the Master of Social Work program director from 2019-2021. She is currently working on research to assess food insecurity at the A&M-Commerce campus.

Prior to joining TAMUC, Smith worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012-2015. She has served on numerous higher education committees at the department, college and university level.

Well-published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, Smith's research focuses on minority and adolescent health, health disparities, immigration issues, college student issues and social work education. She has presented her research at state, national and international conferences.

“I am truly excited for the opportunity to lead the School of Social Work into the future,” Smith said. “I look forward to working with my team to continue growing our program.”