- M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy, University of Maryland College Park
B.S in Psychology, Clemson University
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Pocket Park in front of Roper Hall
- Darien Smith (he/him/his) holds a B.S. in Psychology from Clemson University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland College Park. Darien is excited to serve as the AUx Instructor and Advisor for all first-year student athletes in the inaugural year of the AU Core Curriculum rollout. He hopes to combine his understanding of the first-year student experience with his dialogue facilitation skillset to foster the holistic identity development for his advisees and student-athletes. A fun fact about Darien is that he is a “higher education baby” as he was born in Normal, Illinois, home of the Illinois State Redbirds, and grew up in the college town of Clemson, South Carolina. As his parents were college sweethearts and are now collegiate educators, themselves. In his spare time, Darien volunteers as the Social and Community Outreach Chair with the DC Sentinels, the city’s first GLBT friendly basketball league.