Jordan Smith

Environment and Society Dept

Environment and Society Specialist


Jordan Smith

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-9174
Email: jordan.smith@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, (Geospatial Information Science and Technology; Sociology), NC State University, 2011
Adapting to changing environmental conditions: Mixed-methods analyses of how social capital and place-based social-psychological dependencies influence climate change resilience in Southern Appalachia
MS, Recreation Resources Management, Utah State University, 2008
Off-highway vehicle owners’ specialization and its relationship to environmental attitudes and motivations
Other, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Utah State University, 2006

Biography

Jordan's work focuses on using data, information, and science to inform the management of outdoor recreation across the American West.

Teaching Interests

None

Research Interests

Jordan’s research program examines the adaptive behavior of outdoor recreationists and natural resource dependent communities affected by climate change, natural hazards, and crisis events.

Awards

Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS) VII Symposium Scholar, 2012

National Science Foundation

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network National Office Fellowship recipient, 2010

U.S. Department of the Interior

Annual Congress Travel Assistance Scholarship recipient, 2009

National Recreation and Park Association

Doctoral Student of the Year, 2009

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Hofmann Fellowship recipient, 2008

NC State University College of Natural Resources

ISSRM Travel Scholarship recipient, 2008

Utah State University

Lucille and Derby Dustin Future Scholar Award recipient, 2007

National Recreation and Park Association

NEPA Certificate Scholarship recipient, 2007

Shipley Group


    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Powell, J., Rumore, D., Smith, J., Vaugeois, N., (2022). The GNAR Initiative: Empowering gateway communities through collaboration: Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism (volume 2)Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism (volume 2). VIUf Publications
  • Smith, J., (2018). Effects of climate change on outdoor recreation [Chapter 10]: Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Intermountain Region. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

Software

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Other Reports

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

  • Smith, J., (2020). Gateway Communities and the Impacts of COVID-19. CONVERGE, HNERI *
  • Smith, J., (2011). Adapting to changing environmental conditions: Mixed-methods analyses of how social capital and place-based social-psychological dependencies influence climate change resilience in Southern Appalachia. North Carolina State University *
  • Smith, J., (2008). Utah off-highway vehicle owners’ specialization and its relationship to environmental attitudes and motivations. Utah State University

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

ENVS 4920 - Special Projects in Recreation Management, Spring 2020
ENVS 4920 - Special Projects in Recreation Management, Fall 2019
ENVS 4920 - Special Projects in Recreation Management, Fall 2019
ENVS 4920 - Special Projects in Recreation Management, Fall 2019
ENVS 6800, 7800 - Environment and Society Departmental Seminar, Spring 2016
ENVS 4980 - Undergraduate Seminar, Spring 2016

Extension

Gateway and Natural Amenity Region Initiative, 2020 - Ongoing
Visitor Use Monitoring and Management, 2016 - Ongoing
Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Website Maintenance, 2016 - Ongoing
National Association of State Park Directors' Annual Information Exchange, 2016 - Ongoing

Graduate Students Mentored

Bettina Spernbauer, Environment & Society
Elizabeth Depew, Environment & Society
Jake Richards, Environment & Society
Will Rempel, Environment & Society
Chase Lamborn, Environment & Society
Hongchao Zhang, Environment & Society 2021
Emily Wilkins, Environment & Society 2020
Lauren Dupéy, Environment & Society 2020
Adam Hestetune, Environment & Society 2019
Brooke Sausser, Environment & Society 2019
Riana Gayle, Environment & Society 2018