Jane C. Coe Smith, Ph.D., LCPC

Jane CoeSmith

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Garrison Hall 725
(208) 282-2413

Specialty Areas: Marriage, Family and Couple Counseling

Ph.D., Idaho State University (2007)
M.Counseling, Idaho State University (2004)
M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, Western Michigan University (1981)
B.A. Speech Pathology & Audiology; Education (1979)

I am thrilled to be joining the ISU Department of Counseling in August 2014 for the upcoming academic year. I received an incredible education from this department and I am looking forward to contributing to the education experience of new counselors-in-training and counselor educators coming through the program. I am very excited to be serving as Marriage, Family and Couple Program Coordinator.

I am currently finishing up my tenure as Director of Student Life at Idaho State University where I have been privileged to assist a variety of students towards educational and personal success, along with providing faculty consultation on services and resources for students. Prior to this position, I worked four years as a full-time professional counselor at the ISU Counseling and Testing Service. This position allowed me to work with college students in individual, couple, and family counseling services, along with providing workshops and other outreach services.

My topical and research interests include character strengths, teaching effectiveness, counseling theories, mindfulness, along with anything relationship oriented including building connection, communication to enhance relationship, mattering, supervision relationship and strengthening couple and family relationships.

On a personal side, I enjoy most anything in the outdoors, especially when it's warmer weather! Mountain biking, hiking, telemark and cross country skiing, and snowshoeing (still gotta do something when it's cold outside) top the list. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my partner and two daughters (already launched) on any adventure.

I look forward to working with all current and future students on their journey of becoming a professional counselor or counselor educator. You can contact me at

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