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

Dr. Horner

Tyler Smith, Ph.D., CFLE

Senior Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences

Program Coordinator for Child and Family Studies



  • 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)

Professional Development Training:

  • Nonprofit Sustainability
  • Child Development and Learning Styles
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Work/Life and Work/Family Balance
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Child and Family Ministry

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
  • Work/Life

Background:  Dr. Smith's career has included positions as:  faculty, consultant and administrator.  He has worked in various sectors including education, government, faith-based, nonprofit and philanthropy.