Title: Regents Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Psychologist
Company: Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Anderson Smith, Psychologist and Regents Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education, aging research, and educational administration.
Dr. Smith prepared for his career at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1966, and accepted a position as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Virginia. While working at the institution, he continued his academic pursuits, earning a Master of Arts in 1969 and a PhD in experimental psychology in 1970. Dr. Smith departed from the institution and became a member of the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he built a prolific career as a professor of psychology and academic administrator. He worked as a professor of psychology from 1980 to 1986, held the post of the director of psychology from 1986 to 1995 and served as associate dean of the college of science from 1994 to 2005. In addition, he was active as the vice provost of undergraduate studies from 2005 to 2007 and the senior vice provost for academic affairs from 2007 to 2012.
Since 2012, Dr. Smith has held the designation of a regents professor of psychology emeritus. Throughout his career, he has contributed myriad articles to professional publications, and served as an editor of “Aging in the 1980s” as well as the Journal of Gerontology from 1980 to 1986. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Smith contributed to the National Advisory Council on Aging, and has maintained affiliations with numerous organizations. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and holds memberships to the Gerontological Society and the Southeastern Psychological Association. Dr. Smith was recognized with an American Psychology Association Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging in 2011 and has received 20 awards for distinguished scientific contributions. In the coming years, he plans to apply his expertise and knowledge to develop an artificial intelligence platform to serve as an assistant for caregivers of those suffering from dementia.
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