Publications & Presentations
"Dropouts and Differentiation: Understanding and Prevention" in Differentiated Instruction: University Press of America, 2012.
"Understanding Society: A Framework for Thinking About Adolescents and Education." In Society, Classroom, Instructional Practice, Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.
Smith, Deborah L. and Smith, Brian J. "Urban Educators'
Voices: Understanding Culture in the Classroom." The Urban Review.
"The Significance of Race: African-Americans and Criminal Justice" in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. The Criminal Justice Collective of Northern Arizona University (eds.) Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 2008.
Smith, Deborah, L. and Smith, Brian J. "Perceptions of Violence: The Views of Teachers Who Left Urban Schools." The High School Journal 89 (3): 34-43, 2006.
"Living on the Boundaries in America: An Exploration of Marginalized Youth’s National and Legal Consciousness." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 3(3): 87-107, 2005.
"Cultural Curriculum and Marginalized Youth: An Analysis of Conflict at a Community School for Juvenile Parolees." The Urban Review 35 (4): 253-280, 2003.
"An Interpretation of Juvenile Parolees' Gender Constructions at School." The High School Journal 85(2): 43-53, 2001.
"Marginalized Youth, Delinquency, and Education: The Need for Critical-Interpretative Research." The Urban Review 32(3): 293-312, 2000.
"Historical Injustices, Contemporary Inequalities: African-Americans and Criminal Justice," in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, The Criminal Justice Collective of Northern Arizona University (eds.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, pp. 71-84, 1999.
Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 1997
M.A., Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 1991
B.A., Sociology, Colby College, 1988
Marginalized Youth and Education
Inequalities and Justice
Justice Theories and Law
Popular Culture and Justice