Dr. Greensmith (he/him/they/them) is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Human Services at Kennesaw State University. They hold a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Brock University, Masters of Social Work from Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. Dr. Greensmith researches the ways systems and structures of power and inequality impact helping professions, such as schooling, non-profits, and social work. Dr. Greensmith’s research utilizes anti-racist, anti-colonial, and queer perspectives to investigate the ways helping professionals develop relationships with and support marginalized youth, adults, and communities. Dr. Greensmith serves as a Editorial Board Member of the journals Girlhood Studies and Journal of LGBT Youth.
Expertese: critiques of queer organizations and activism; white settler colonialism and Indigenous decolonialization; qualitative interviewing and ethnography; critical suicide studies; queering girlhood studies; anti-oppressive education; interdisciplinary social sciences; critical social work praxis.