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Raymond Smith (Ph.D. student)


Raymond Smith received his undergraduate degree in social work from North Carolina A&T State University, and then attended the advanced standing MSW program at USC. Prior to entering the academic sphere, Raymond gained a host of experiences that ranged from the U.S. Army, corporate team management, the medical field, and the judicial system at the state and federal levels.  Currently, his area of research interest is in the process of identity formation, identity maintenance, and the transition to new identities. Specifically, Raymond desires to study the stigmatized identity, and the process of removing internalized barriers for the purpose of increased social function. Raymond’s current research adviser is Dr. Ronald Pitner. 

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