Office: Mary Gibbs Jones, 104
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
BIC Course: Examined Life I
Tyler M. Smith is a Sr. Lecturer and Division Leader in Child and Family Studies (CFS), in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and team teacher in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC). Before coming to Baylor in 2002, he served as a consultant in the field of philanthropy, and an administrator in higher education. At Baylor, he has served as a Director of Work/Life, and is now in his 12th year on faculty. He has enjoyed teaching a variety of courses. In CFS, he teaches Individual and Family Development, and Families in Global Perspective. In BIC, he co-teaches Examined Life. His local service efforts have included serving on the board of Directors for HeadStart, helping coordinate a multi-year educational initiative, conducting trainings on emotional intelligence, and leading trainings for early childhood, and K-12, teachers regarding the importance of child development and learning styles. He has also served in leadership roles in professional organizations at state and national levels. Most importantly, he is a father of three wonderful boys, ages 13 and 9 (identical twins). They have taught him more about child and family development than anything else.