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Gary Smith
Gary Smith



Bend Site Coordinator, MSW Distance Option

  • MSW, Portland State University (1974)
  • BS in Psychology, Portland State University (1970)
PSU History

First teaching appointment started in 2009

Academic/Research Focus

 My career prior to coming into my current position was primarily working in community mental health first as a clinician for about 7 years and the remainder of the time first as a mental health program development specialist and then a social services and community mental health program director for the next 17 years for Multnomah, Deschutes, and Tillamook counties.  One of my career aspirations was to some day work for the School of Social Work which has now come to reality.

Personal Interests
  • Home remodeling
  • Cycling
  • Spending time with family
  • Attending sporting events.