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Maureen C. Smith

Smith, Maureen C.

Associate Professor,  Child & Adolescent Development

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-3774

Office Hours
M: 12:00-1:15; Thurs: 11:00-11:45 If these hours do not work, make an appointment to see me.



  • Doctor of Philosophy. Cornell Univ-Endowed Colleges, 1994
  • Master of Arts, Developmental Psychology
    Cornell Univ-Endowed Colleges, United States, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Univ Of Cal-Davis, California, United States, 1988


Maureen Smith received her BA in Psychology, with a minor in Human Development, from UC Davis in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 1994. Her research interests are in children's social and emotional development and factors that influence that development (e.g., foster care placement). Her current line of research is the role of imagination in many facets of children's and young adults' lives. Maureen is also a member of the Research Institute for Foster Youth Initiative and the MA program coordinator for the Department of Child and Adolescent Development.