Faculty Since 2013
BS, Aurora University
MS, University of Illinois Chicago
Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at TIU, Professor Smith taught a variety of exercise science courses at the University of Illinois Chicago, TIU, and Aurora University. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Illinois Chicago in Applied Exercise Physiology and researched the effects of various exercise tests as a means to predict endurance performance in male and female cyclists. He has also worked as a performance coach with athletes at Velocity Sports Performance and as a Body Geometry FIT Specialist for cyclists. His current research interests include high intensity interval training, resistance training for runners, and the biomechanical comparison of barefoot and shod running. Sports, health and wellness play a major role in people’s lives, and Professor Smith feels it is crucial to train up strong Christians with the tools to guide and mentor others in these areas so they can be their best and honor God.