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Buffy Smith

Interim Dean
Degree
BA, Marquette University
MS and PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office
Terrence Murphy Hall, room 301E
Phone
(651) 962-8015
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-8010
Fax
(651) 962-8020

At St. Thomas since 2004, and professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification, and Social Problems

Dr. Smith’s primary research interests include examining racial and class disparities within the higher education system. She also writes on policy issues dealing with mentoring, access, retention, equity, and diversity in higher education. She has over 10 years of experience researching how colleges and universities can assist underrepresented students with understanding and navigating the institutional culture of higher education in order to achieve academic success.

Dr. Smith has received several awards and grants that recognize her research on diversity issues in higher education. Dr. Smith’s publications have been featured in research and practice oriented journals such as African American Research Perspectives and Equity & Excellence in Education. In addition,she is the author of the book, Mentoring At-Risk Students through the Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education  (Lexington Books, 2013). She is the recipient of the 2008 Diversity Leadership Teaching/Research award presented by the UST office of Institutional Diversity.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/04/book-argues-mentoring-programs-should-try-unveil-colleges-hidden-curriculum

http://diverseeducation.com/article/66772/?utm_campaign=Diverse%20Newsletter%

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FYEX 120 - A00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47277 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - A01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FYEX 120 - B00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47278 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - B01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FYEX 120 - C00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47279 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - C01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47290 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FYEX 120 - D00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47280 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - D01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47291 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FYEX 120 - E00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47281 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - E01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47292 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FYEX 120 - F00 First Year: Leading & Serving See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

47282 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
1300-1400- T - - - - -
1300-1500- T - - - - -
FYEX 120 - F01 First Year: Leading & Serving - T - - - - - 1401 - 1500

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1401 - 1500

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47293 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Buffy Smith

The purpose of this course is to integrate scholars into the life and culture of the University of St. Thomas and prepare them with the foundations for academic and professional success. The course will focus on leadership competencies such as written and oral communication, team building, career and professional development, financial literacy and information literacy. In addition, the course will introduce students to the key principles of Social Justice Leadership.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

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