Denver Seminary Welcomes New Faculty Members
Littleton, Colo. — Denver Seminary welcomed new faculty members in January. Dr. Teri Elliott-Hart, assistant professor of Training and Mentoring, and Dr. Cheryl Smith, associate professor of Counseling, bring diverse experience and expertise to their respective programs.
Dr. Elliott-Hart holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and a BA in Education Studies from Brown University.
Elliott-Hart has served as the director of Leadership and Mentored Ministry Initiatives at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has taught at several institutions including Gordon-Conwell, Harvard Divinity School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and Azusa Pacific University School of Education and Behavioral Studies. In addition, she has served as the director of the Trinity Institute for Leadership and Social Justice, the department chair of Biblical Studies, and the remote learning coordinator at Boston Trinity Academy.
Her research interests include educating for racial righteousness, consumer culture and the contemporary church, and youth leadership development in multi-cultural contexts.
Dr. Smith earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University; a MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Leadership and Coaching from Richmont Graduate University; and a BS in Psychology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she also did post graduate work in Community Psychology.
Smith’s clinical background includes work in a wide range of clinical settings such as in-patient psychiatric hospitals, private practice, community-based programs, K-12 schools, church and para-church ministries, and college counseling centers. Her academic experience includes program development, administration, clinical supervision, and online instruction/supervision.
She is a National Certified Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a master trainer and mental health facilitator with the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Denver Seminary’s Training and Mentoring curriculum is an integral part of the student experience. Through this curriculum, students focus on developing themselves as life-long learners who leave seminary with greater capacity to discern, develop, manage, and reflect on their learning experiences. The curriculum provides a personalized path that helps to deepen character and provide professional skill development.
Denver Seminary’s faith-based, CACREP-accredited counseling curriculum trains clinically competent mental health practitioners in clinical mental health and school counseling.