Carol Winters-Smith, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University, where she has served for more than 20 years. During her tenure, she has taught in both the traditional and One-Day undergraduate programs, such courses as introduction to psychology, child development, physiological psychology, health psychology, behavioral research methods, and psychology of women, among other topics.
Originally from western New York, she attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, where she earned a bachelor of arts in psychology. In 1982, she received her master of science in physiological psychology, and two years later, she completed her doctorate in applied developmental psychology. Her doctoral research focused on the relationship of mother/infant interactions and social-communicative competence in a high risk population.
Following the completion of her doctorate, she worked for the Fair Start project as the research coordinator providing prenatal and child development education to Mexican-American migrant women in Homestead, FL. In 1989, she moved to western Massachusetts, joining the Bay Path faculty in 1990. While at Bay Path, she has served as chair of psychology, participated in the establishment of the One-Day format, initiated the Psychology Club, and brought Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, to campus in 2004.