Susan B. Smith, PhD, LICSW is Professor of Social Work and Sociology at Walla Walla University and the director of the Bachelor of Social Work program. In the School of Social Work and Sociology she teaches courses in social work practice, human development, mental health and medical sociology. Her social work practice experience is in medical social work and child welfare. Credentials include active licenses in clinical social work in Washington and Florida and a certificate in geriatric mental health from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching and administration she also provides clinical supervision, consults, volunteers, and serves on the boards of community agencies. Research interests include the topics of teaching and learning, leadership, and social change. The recipient of the 2011 National Academic Advising Association Outstanding Faculty Advising Award, 2010 Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, 2010 Walla Walla University Academic Advisor of the Year Award and the 2007 Educator of the Year Award by the Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, she has presented at national and regional conferences and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and the honor societies Pi Lambda Theta, and Phi Alpha.