Carolyn A. Smith
University at Albany, State University of New York
Dr. Carolyn Smith has been Associate Professor at the School of Social
Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York since
1997. She was assistant professor at the same institution, 1990–1997.
Previously, Dr. Smith was a social work consultant with Project
Strive in Albany, New York, on delinquency and substance abuse
prevention and family intervention, 1987–1988. She was
unit director of Project Hope in Albany, working in delinquency
prevention and family intervention, from 1981–1984. As
a social worker, Dr. Smith addressed the needs of troubled youth
and families, 1969–1980. She served as co-principal investigator
for a number of studies, including OJJDP's Continuation of the
Rochester Youth Development Study, 1995–1996, which examined
the causes and correlates of serious delinquency and drug use.
She was also co-principal investigator for OJJDP's Explaining
Serious, Chronic, and Violent Delinquency, 1996–1999. Dr.
Smith is currently co-principal investigator for the National
Institute of Mental Health's Intergenerational Transmission of
Antisocial Behavior, 1998–2003. She has published numerous
articles on the relationship between family background, family
processes, and the behavioral problems of youth. Dr. Smith received
a B.A. in sociology from London School of Economics, a Master's
in social work from University of Michigan, and an M.A. and Ph.D.
in criminal justice from University at Albany, State University
of New York.