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Suzanna D. Smith University of Florida, USA

Suzanna Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She has a Ph.D. in Child and Family Development and a Master's Degree in Social Work; and is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). In addition to teaching, Dr. Smith develops Extension programs for families through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Her research has focused on difficult economic transitions and the impacts on women and their families, particularly in rural and natural resource dependent communities. She also has experience in human services, offering resources and support to children, women, families, and the elderly in need. Her international work has included research and training programs in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Haiti, and Korea, as well as coursework for international students and faculty.