- Other Side of The Desk
- Social Studies Methods
- Sports Law
- Culture and Language in the Classroom
Originally from Canada, Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree with a major in History and minor in Political Science at Acadia University. He earned an MA and PhD in History from Purdue University, where he taught survey courses while researching the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity, and social class through the history of sport. For more than a decade, he has taught US and World history, as well as Sport Management, Business, and many interdisciplinary courses, in colleges and universities from Massachusetts to Wyoming.
Before moving to Marietta, Smith had been an Assistant Professor as well as Chair of Adult Education, and the Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator, at Nichols College. In 2021 he joined Marietta College as the interim Director of the Career Center, and in 2023 he became the Assistant Dean of Outcomes Data and Accreditation.
Off-campus, Smith supports teaching and writing as a scoring leader for the AP Exam in US History as well as a manuscript reviewer for multiple university presses. His 20+ publications generally focus on explaining history and pedagogy through sport, including his biography of George Foreman, “No Way But to Fight,” which was nominated for best in non-fiction at the Connecticut Book Awards and ranked the #1 new book in sport history on Amazon in 2020. His work appears in anthologies, journals, blogs, websites, and interviews with several podcasts as well as media outlets including ESPN, Fox Sports, NPR, and Sirius XM.