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Smith, John David

Professor-Social Work/MSW Program Director/Director of Legal Studies & Pre-Law Program/ALEF Program Director

Division of Social Sciences
Contact Information

Building: Marsh Hall, Room: A107B
Campus Box: F-42
Telephone #: 304-384-5218
E-mail Address: jdsmith@concord.edu
Office Hours:

8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. M - F

Education

  • Post Doctorate LL.M. from DePaul University
  • Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo
  • Graduate degree in Psychology (Marshall)
  • Graduate degree in Social Work (West Virginia University).

Research Interests & Publications

Current Funded Research:
Foster and Adoptive Care Training (F.A.C.T.) and research project. (federal and state)
State-wide (WV) Drug Court Analysis for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Expansion Pilot for Level II Training. (state)

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching

Current Classes:

  • LSPL 101, Introduction to Legal Systems
  • LSPL 401, Legal Clerkship
  • LSPL 471, WV Supreme Court Data Analysis
  • LSPL 405, Legal Capstone
  • HONR 101
  • HONR 201
  • HONR 401
  • BGEN 301, Introduction to the Legal Environment
  • BGEN 302, Legal Concepts in Accounting
  • SOWK 404, Advanced Community Based Research

Previously taught at Concord:

  • POSC 470, Criminal Justice System
  • SOWK 161, Introduction to Social Work
  • SOWK 203, Group Dynamics
  • SOWK 236, Human Behavior and the Social Environment Theories
  • SOWK 237, Human Behavior and the Social Envrionment Across the Lifespan
  • SOWK 301, Social Policy and Services History
  • SOWK 303, Social Policy and Services Analysis
  • SOWK 302, Diversity
  • SOWK 305, Social Work Research Methods
  • SOWK 307, Pactice with Individuals and Families
  • SOWK 308, Practice with Groups
  • SOWK 309, Health and Human Resources Aministration
  • SOWK 320, Working with Children and Adolescents
  • SOWK 324, Gerontology and the Field of Aging
  • SOWK 327, Health Care
  • SOWK 336, Corrections
  • SOWK 420, Field Instruction
  • SOWK 451, Social Work Issues Seminar