Betty Mallett Smith

Title: Philosopher, Educator
Company: C.G. Jung Study Center
Location: Malibu, California, United States

Betty Mallett Smith, Philosopher and Educator at the C.G. Jung Study Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Greek philosophy and education.

Fascinated with philosophy since she was a young adult, Ms. Smith attended William Jewell College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1947. She subsequently attended Brown University, where she was a Marston Scholar, and received a Master of Arts in 1949. Commencing her career in 1950, she first served as an instructor of philosophy at Baylor University for one year before serving Mount St. Mary’s College as a lecturer in philosophy from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1966 to 1967. During this time, Ms. Smith founded Poiesis, a women’s group focused on the study of Greek mythology and the philosophy of Carl Jung. Meeting twice per month since 1965, the group also has ongoing seminars and weekend retreats. Later on in her career, she served Santa Monica College and California Lutheran University as an instructor of philosophy between 1968 and 1973. Thereafter, she acted as an instructor at the C.G. Jung Institute from 1974 to 1990 before serving in the same capacity at the C.G. Jung Study Center, a position she has held since 2004.

During her tenure, Ms. Smith has authored three books: “Loved by a God” in 1997, “Conversations in South Pasture” in 2008 and “The Greek Dialogues” in 2010. She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the C.G. Jung Institute, the League of Women Voters and the Society of Friends. In light of her outstanding contributions to philosophy and education, she was highlighted in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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