Joanne Smith-Darden

Job Title: 
Associate Professor; Ruth T. Koehler Endowed Professor in Children's Services
Office Location: 
242 Baker Hall
Phone: 
517-432-3739
Email: 
smit3167@msu.edu
Education: 
  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BS, University of Oregon
Interests: 
  • Youth Violence
  • Teen Dating Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mechanisms of perpetration for Teen Dating Violence/Intimate Partner Violence/Sexual Violence
  • Development of Primary Prevention Strategies and Policy Approaches to reduce in Teen Dating Violence/Intimate
  • Partner Violence/Sexual Violence
  • Community Engagement/Community Engaged Research
  • Developmental Methodologies
  • Child Development/Adolescent Development/Emerging Young Adults
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Relational/Interpersonal Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • The interface between early childhood relational trauma, parenting, attachment, and cognitive/language processing
  • Cognitive processing, language processing, emotional regulation, attachment, and history of maltreatment as predictors of school adjustment