“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Dr. Laurie Smith have been teaching at the college level for around 25 years, and most of those at ETBU since 1991. she teaches several of the research courses. She enjoys helping students develop their research projects and seeing how much they grow emotionally and academically during the process. Dr. Smith also teaches courses in Criminology, Death and Dying, and more recently, Gender Studies. She has worked with her colleague, Dr. Mark Miller, on several research presentations dealing with issues related to religious beliefs, most recently, tying those beliefs to drug and alcohol use. She has also done several presentations about bereavement issues and has led a grief support group at her church. Dr. Smith is married and she and her husband have two sons, plus a younger son who died from SIDS in 2001.