Marcella Smith, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head, Associate Professor and Title IV-E PI

  • Faculty
Social Work
Henderson Hall 311B
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Educational Background


  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2016-present
  • Ad Interim Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2015-2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 2012-2015

Selected Publications

  • Brownell, G.E., Mercado-Sierra, M.A. & Smith, M. (2020) Reintegration as a social development strategy for Liberia's ex-child soldiers: Addressing Structural Barriers. Social Development Issues, published by Michigan Publishing of the University of Michigan. (In press)
  • Smith, M., & Praetorius, R.T. (2019). College students' knowledge about Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 29(3), 308-320, DOI:10.1080/10911359.2018.1528918.
  • Smith, M., & Brownell, G. (2018). Knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors regarding Sickle Cell Disease: Implications for prevention. Social Work in Public Health, 33(5), 299-316.
  • Scannapieco, M., Smith, M., & Strong-Blakeney, A. (2016).Transition from foster care to Independent Living: Ecological predictors associated with outcomes. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal 33(4), 293-302.
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