Dani Smith Archie

Dr. Dani Smith Archie

HPaW@Baridon Resident Master


HPaW Residential College in Baridon Hall

(501) 852-0716

Dr. Archie is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology and Resident Master of HPaW, UCA’s newest Residential College. He received his B.S. in Psychology and Social Work from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007. He completed both his Master’s in 2010 and Ph.D. in 2014 in Counseling Psychology at UCA. He taught in both the Psychology and Health Sciences departments before joining the Learning Communities team in 2014. His clinical experience includes working with adults, adolescents, children, and families with psychological disorders, including mood, anxiety, eating, personality, substance use, psychotic, autism spectrum, and adjustment disorders in a variety of interdisciplinary settings. His research interests include the impact of the therapeutic relationship in counseling and the student-teacher relationship in education. His passion is reflected in these research interests, as he strives to get to know his students on a personal level in order to help them reach their goals. 
Dr. Archie is originally from South Jersey, but has lived and traveled over much of the US before settling in Arkansas. However, his Northern roots remain strong, particularly in his love of ice hockey. As a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan, you’ll often see him proudly wearing orange and black in the winter months. He also enjoys travel and adventure, and after having the opportunity to study abroad in Beijing and Shanghai, a love for Chinese culture and food. He resides in Baridon Hall with his cat, Edie, who can often be spotted lurking in a third story window.