Andrew Smith

Interim Director
BS-History, Acadia University; MA-History, Purdue University; Ph.D.-History, Purdue History
Year Appointed
Courses - Spring
  • Sport Management - March Madness


Dr. Andrew Smith knows how to work. He has more than 20 years of work experience in the service, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, fitness, and legal sectors — as well as a Ph.D. from Purdue University and many years in higher education. Since 2015, Dr. Smith has worked as a professor and college administrator, but in past lives he has been a two-sport collegiate athlete and youth football coach, a student lawyer and legal researcher, as well as a manager in the sports retail, fitness, and nutrition industries. When he’s not trying to connect students, faculty, employers and alumni for experiential learning and career success, he is a card-carrying sport historian who has made guest appearances on outlets like ESPN, Fox Sports, NPR and Sirius XM; teaches sport-centric courses; and writes about the history of sport — including his biography of George Foreman that was Amazon’s No. 1 ranked new book in sport history after its release.