Jeffrey M. Smith, PhD
Jeffrey M. Smith, PhD

Jeffrey M. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • Education


  • Associate Professor Emeritus

Teaching Activity

  • Teaches exclusively in the Masters In School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health Program


Jeffrey M. Smith arrived to Creighton University in the Fall Semester, 1999. Prior to coming to Creighton University, Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. The doctoral degree is in Counseling and Human Development Servies. While in Ohio, he also taught at Akron University and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Dr. Smith completed his dissertation in Spring, 2000. The dissertation topic: The Use of Q-Methodology to Assess Fear of Counseling Services In African American Men, became the basis of a research trajectory focus here at Creighton. Assessing men and boys' use and avoidance of counseling services became the new research trajectory.

Additionally, Dr. Smith teaches exclusively in the Education Department and Graduate School. Prior to re-designing the Counselor Education Program, Dr. Smith taught Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling, Appraisal and Psychometics In Counseling, Educational Research, Diagnosis In Counseling, Counseling Diverse Populations and Supervised Internship. Since re-designing the program to an online, exclusively School Counseling Program, Dr. Smith now teaches, Action Research in School Counseling, Individual and Program Assessment in School Counseling, Practicum I & II in School Counseling and Social Justice and Diversity In School Counseling.

Dr. Smith currently Co-Directs the Masters In School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health Progam. He also Co-chaired the Creighton University Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the past 4 years and served on the Bio-Medical Institutional Review Board for 8 years.


Publications and Presentations


  • Ekanem, M., Smith, J.M., Robertson, S., Dickel, C.T., and Rovang, K. Seeking counselling for mood disorers in a cardiac centre: A pilot survey of patients' views., Annals of Nursing and Practice, 4(2), 1080 (1-6), 2017
  • Kosoko-Lasaki, O., Stone, J.R., Smith, J., Brown, R.L., Sanders, R., Jackson, S., Lassiter, D., McMorris, K., Issaka, S., and Klimowicz, J. The center for promoting health and health equality's racial and ethnic approaches to community health program., Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 7(3), 2017


  • Teaching prospective counselors and educators through interdisciplinary project-based learning. National Social Science Association., 2018
  • Evaluation, Midwest REACH Grantee Forum, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes in the REACH Program. 10th Annual Addressing Health Disparities Seminar, CPHHE, Omaha, NE., 2017
  • Jesuit Charisms lead interdisciplinary team using project-based learning: Implications for counselors and educators. National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV., 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Men's Use and Avoidance of Mental Health Counseling Services,
    Horticultural Counseling,
    In-School Group Counseling for Males,
    Biblical Counseling
    Health Disparities

Current Research Projects

  • Health Disparities in the African American Community,
    Micro-Aggression Communication and Counseling

Grant Funding Received

  • George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Grant