Message from the Dean

Al Smith
Al Smith, Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Dean

The opportunity to enrich lives is what inspires the work of our team in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Energized by our land grant mission, interdisciplinary orientation, and commitment to inclusive excellence, we seek to make an impact on Utah and beyond. We offer high-quality educational opportunities, meaningfully engage with a broad range of community partners, and conduct research that expands the frontiers of knowledge and informs education and human services practice. This work helps individuals, families, and communities reach their full potential – to flourish in ways that advance creativity, democracy, productivity, and collective well-being.

If you like a challenge and want to contribute to an informed, healthier, and happier society, we welcome you to join our team as a student, service provider, partner, donor, staff member, researcher, or faculty member. There are many ways to participate and contribute, whether through our nationally recognized academic departments, across our network of statewide locations, within our cutting-edge centers and labs, or as part of our model elementary school or exemplary community outreach programs. We are eager to partner with you to build upon our successes and grow our positive impact on society.

We invite you to learn more about the world-class excellence of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. Please explore our website, follow us on social media, and consider enriching our College by becoming an Aggie.

Al Smith, Dean

Al Smith
Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Dean