School of Social Work

Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., LCSW-C

Assistant Professor
Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., LCSW-C


320 Masterton Hall

Office Hours Fall 2013

Please contact the Instructor/Advisor by phone or e-mail

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 228-8301

Dr. Smith previously worked for the Federal government (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; State government (Maryland Department of Human Resources), and local government (Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland), as well as an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland School of Social Work, prior to joining USM.  Dr. Smith’s work experience has included direct practice (Child and Adult Protective Services), management (running a grant funded Respite Care Program), and research/evaluation (development of quality and outcome measurements, evaluating effectiveness and cost effectiveness of human service programs, projecting community needs).

Research Interests

Aging, Economic Evaluation, Policy, Ethics, Decision Making

Recent Publications

Sheffield, C., Smith, C.A., & Becker, M.  (2012). Evaluation of an agency-based occupational therapy intervention to facilitate aging in place.  The Gerontologist, 52(6), DOI:  10.1093/geronto/gns145

Ernst, J.S.&Smith, C.A.(2012). Assessment in Adult Protective Services:  Do Multidisciplinary Teams Make a Difference? Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 55, 21-38DOI:  10.1080/01634372.2011.626842

Ernst, J.S.&Smith, C.A.(2011). Adult protective services clients confirmed for self neglect:  Characteristics and Service Use.  Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23, 289-303.  DOI:  10.1080/08946566.2011.558800

Smith, C.A., & Frick, K. (2008).  Cost utility analysis of high vs. low intensity home and community based service interventions.  Social Work in Public Health, 23(6), 75-98.