Eric Smith

Associate Professor


Phone: 607.962.9108
Office: Elmira Center U322



Mansfield University, Criminal Justice Administration, B.A. 
Alfred University, Community Services Administration, M. P. S. 


I believe that in order to create a classroom conducive to learning one must begin with respect.  I feel strongly that students should always be treated with the utmost respect.  I encourage students to utilize critical thinking and I respond to students in a professional manner.  This helps build rapport in the classroom and gain trust.  I incorporate my 25 years of experience working in the human services field and my 11 years in the classroom to express mastery of the subject matter. 

I currently serve as the department chair for the Community Health and Justice Department.

Presently, I provide instruction to Human Services students and Chemical Dependency Counseling students who are conducting their required practicum.  These students are working out in the field for area agencies.  As the faculty member assigned to these students as their field supervisor, I have been offered the opportunity to have a number of contacts with our local human services agencies.  It has given me the chance to represent the College and its programs within the community.   


Intro to Human Services I, Intro to Helping Skills & Pre Practicum, Human Services II, Working With Children and Youth at Risk,
Human Services Practicum I and II, Chemical Dependency Counseling Practicum I and II, Group Dynamics, Achievement Motivation

Professional Organizations

National Organization of Human Services, Mid Atlantic Consortium of Human Services, New York State Human Services Educators