Kelly Eitzen Smith, PhD
Dr. Kelly Eitzen Smith is a Project Coordinator and Applied Sociologist for the Drachman Institute’s Community Outreach Partnership Center. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 1999. Prior to joining the Drachman Institute, she taught in the University of Arizona’s Sociology Department and was the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Sociology. She is co-author of Social Problems (14th edition, with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn), In Conflict and Order, Understanding Society (14th edition, with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn), and Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom (Second Edition, with D. Stanley Eitzen). Her work at the Drachman Institute consists of project management; quantitative and qualitative research including survey construction, data analysis, and human subjects compliance; program assessment; grant writing; writing reports; and giving public presentations.
Dr. Smith's research interests include housing and transportation affordability, poverty, urban social problems, tribal communities, community and neighborhood planning, and transit oriented development.