Lance Smith, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
During my counseling career I have worked as a professional school counselor among the Tikiamu people of Northern Alaska and as a clinical mental health counselor in a community mental health clinic in upstate New York. My teaching and scholarship draw from those experiences and aim to raise the critical consciousness of counselors to disturb and interrupt the various forms of systemic oppression that drive so many students and clients into our doors. My research agenda has included surfacing racist and heterosexist implicit bias, measuring critical consciousness, and examining the heteronormative "blindfold" of beneficent counselors. Of late I have been evaluating the implementation of restorative practices in schools, and engaging in youth participatory action research.