Thomas A. Smith Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Thomas Smith headshot

Glanton House

Auburn University
312 Quad Dr
Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-4476



Fun Facts
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marriage and Family Therapy, 1985
M.S. Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy, 1980
M.A. University of Alabama, Counselor Education, 1977
B.S. University of Alabama, Psychology, 1977

Research Interest
2003   Lifetime Achievement Award, Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
2002   Outstanding Contribution and Leadership Award, American Association for Marriage
      and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Selected Publications
Chan, A., Adler-Baeder, F., Duke, A., Ketring, S. & Smith, T. (in press). The Role of Parent-Child Interaction in Community-Based Youth Relationship Education. American Journal of Family Therapy.

Bradford, A., Adler-Baeder, F., Ketring, S., Bub, K., Pitman, J., & Smith, T. (2014). Relationship quality and depressed affect among a diverse sample of relationally unstable Relationship Education participants. Family Relations, 63, 219-231. (10% contribution)

Bradford, A., Erickson, C., Smith, T., Adler-Baeder, F., & Ketring, S. (2014). Adolescents’ intentions to use relationship interventions by demographic group: Before and after a relationship education curriculum. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42:4, 293-303. (25% contribution) Promotion & Tenure Dossier - Thomas A. Smith Jr. 9

Rauer, A., Adler-Baeder, F., Lucier-Greer, M., Skuban, E., Ketring, S. & Smith, T. (2014). Exploring processes of change in couple relationship education: Predictors of change in relationship quality. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 65-76. (10% contribution)

Adler-Baeder, F., *Calligas, A., Skuban, E., Keiley, M., Ketring, S., Smith, T., (2013) Linking changes in couple functioning and parenting among couple relationship education participants. Family Relations, 62, 284-297. (10% contribution)

*Lucier-Greer, M., Ketring, S., Adler-Baeder, F., & Smith, T. (2012). Malleability of gender role attitudes and gendered messages in relationship education. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 41, 4-17. (10% contribution)