Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Horner

Tyler Smith, Ph.D., CFLE

Sr. Lecturer

Program Coordinator & Division Leader for Child & Family Studies

Contact Info

Office:Mary Gibbs Jones 208
Mailing Address: One Bear Place #97346 Waco, TX 76798


  • Ph.D., Trinity College & Seminary
  • M.S., University of Missouri
  • B.A., Univeristy of Missouri
  • Child and Family Studies, Courses Currently Teaching:

  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Advocacy
  • Child and Family Ministry
  • Families in Global Perspective
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Resource Management
  • Theories of Family Development
  • Social World (taught in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core - BIC)

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Smith's service efforts primarily focus on local and state efforts that advocate for and empower children and families through:
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Community Development
  • Nonprofit Effectiveness
  • Collectivism in Child and Family Development
  • Work/Life