Stephen C. Smith (sociologist)

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Stephen Smith at BYU-I

Stephen C. Smith is an American professor currently employed as faculty at BYU-Idaho, and serving as the Chair of the Sociology and Social Work Department. A social and religious theorist, he is an outspoken academic on a number of topics that traverse religion, economics, and sociology.[1]

Education[edit]

A notable member of the modern academia, Smith has a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University, as well as a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University.[2]
Smith spent a large amount of time working with the ANASAZI Foundation, an outdoor behavioral health program, helping troubled youth prior to teaching sociology. The company then requested Stephen to take the position of CEO years after he had left. He declined in favor of continuing teaching.

Publications[edit]

Smith has been involved with publications involving modern social issues as seen from contemporary perspectives. In 2001 he was jointly credited for publishing on the relationship between families and work esp. in the 21st century.[3] The work on the emerging sociological issues appeared in Minding the time in family experience: Emerging perspectives and issues (2001).[4] His 2000 publication, The Meaning of Time for Reduced-load Workers and Their Families, on the relationship between working time and the meaning of time amongst families in the workforce was published by John Wiley and Sons, publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, and books.[5] The research also explores the effects on gender roles, and shows that the social institutions of work and family are currently in flux.

In addition to John Wiley & Sons, Smith research has been published by Purdue University.[6][7]

Presentations[edit]

As a sociologist, Smith has presented for many notable academic conferences and organizations, including, but not limited to:

  • American Sociological Association in Chicago, Illinois.[8]
  • National Conference of Family Relations, Irvine, CA[9]
  • Teaching Family Science Conference, Pine Mountain, GA[10]
  • National Conference of Family Relations, Milwaukee, WI[11]
  • Teaching Family Science Conference, Salt Lake City, UT[12]
  • Teaching Round Table at National Conference of Family Relations, Arlington, VA[13]
  • National Council on Family Relations, Kansas City, MO[14]
  • Agenda for the 21st Century Labor Force: Implications of Changing Family Structure, diversity, and Jobs, Cincinnati, OH[15]
  • Teaching Family Science Conference and Workshop, Normal, IL[16]
  • National Council on Family Relations, Portland, OR[17]
  • National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN[18]

Personal life[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Smith is a friend of David A. Bednar(although Bednar does not respond to emails), former president of BYUI and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church. They share the same alma mater, Purdue University.[20]
  • Smith's on-campus nickname is the "Professor of Interesting Stuff."[21]
  • He often goes to tanning salons in the Rexburg winters.
  • Believes that powerpoints are of the devil and refuses to use them because he thinks he will lose his soul.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.byui.edu/Catalog/2009-2010/Faculty.pdf
  2. ^ "Stephen C. Smith". Emp.byui.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Stephen C. Smith". Emp.byui.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  4. ^ MacDermid, S. M., Lee, M. D., & Smith S. C. (2001). Forward into yesterday: Families and work in the 21st Century. In K. J. Daly (Ed.), Minding the time in family experience: Emerging perspectives and issues. New York: Elsevier Science.
  5. ^ Buck, M. L., Lee, M. D., MacDermid, S., & Smith S. C. (2000). Reduced load work and the experience of time among professionals and managers: Implications for personal and organizational life. In C. Cooper & D. Rousseau (Eds.), Trends in Organizational Behavior (Vol. 7). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  6. ^ ""The meaning of time for reduced-load workers and their families" by Stephen C Smith". Docs.lib.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  7. ^ "ProQuest Login - ProQuest". Proquest.umi.com. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  8. ^ Smith, S. C., & Rose, W. E. (2002, August). A postmodern course. Presentation at American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  9. ^ Rose, W. E., & Smith, S. C. (1999, November). Teaching family science from a postmodern perspective. Presentation at National Conference of Family Relations, Irvine, CA.
  10. ^ Smith, S. C., & Rose, W. E. (1999, May). Teaching about postmodernism in family science courses. Paper presented at the Teaching Family Science Conference, Pine Mountain, GA.
  11. ^ Smith, S. C., MacDermid, S. M., & Lee, M. D. (1998, November). Time in families: A qualitative study. Paper presented in a symposium at National Conference of Family Relations, Milwaukee, WI.
  12. ^ Smith, S.C., & Rose, W. E. (1998, June). Issues on religious diversity in family science classes. Paper presented at the Teaching Family Science Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  13. ^ Rose, W. E., & Smith S. C. (1997, November). Managing religious diversity in family classes. Teaching Round Table at National Conference of Family Relations, Arlington, VA.
  14. ^ Norrell, J. E., & Smith, S. C. (1996). Family policies in higher education: Faculty perspectives. Paper presentation at the National Council on Family Relations, Kansas City, MO.
  15. ^ MacDermid, S. M., Williams, M. L., & Smith, S. C. (1996, November). The importance of workplace size for the relationships between work and personal life in a national sample of American workers. Paper presentation at the conference, Agenda for the 21st Century Labor Force: Implications of Changing Family Structure, diversity, and Jobs, Cincinnati, OH.
  16. ^ Norrell, J. E., & Smith, S. C. (1996, June). Lifespan development from a multicultural perspective: The Personal Profile Project. Paper presentation at the Teaching Family Science Conference and Workshop, Normal, IL.
  17. ^ Smith, S. C., & Norrell, J. E. (1995, November). Integrity, social support systems and the elderly: The relative importance of religion, family and friends. Paper presentation at the National Council on Family Relations, Portland, OR.
  18. ^ Smith S. C., & Wasberg, G. (1994, November). Textbooks, storybooks, daycare, and midnight oil: How to get a graduate degree without losing your mind or your family. Roundtable presentation at the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.
  19. ^ "Stephen C. Smith". Emp.byui.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  20. ^ "BYU-Idaho - President David A. Bednar". Byui.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  21. ^ "Stephen C Smith". Emp.byui.edu. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 

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