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 W. Smith is the Director of the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Jordan’s outreach work provides natural resource professionals, elected officials, private industry, and the general public with a scientifically-grounded understanding of how to best manage outdoor recreation within Utah.

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. He uses social ˜media analytics, geospatial modeling, and stated choice methods to understand contingent behaviors and preferences.

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 | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Jones, G.J, Edwards, M.B, Bocarro, J.N, Smith, J., Bunds, K.S, (2016). A structural analysis of how youth sport non-profit organizations utilize multi-sector partnerships to build organizational capacity. European Sport Management Quarterly
  • Smith, J., Leung, Y., (2014). 2014 outlook and analysis letter: A report prepared for the National Association of State Park Directors. NC State University *
  • Burr, S.W, Smith, J., Reiter, D., Jakus, P.M, Keith, J., (2008). Recreational off-highway vehicle use on public lands in Utah. Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

AES Reports

    Other Reports

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Other

      • 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

      Utah Lands Management Evaluation and Assessment, 2018 - Ongoing
      Determining Utah's Most Visited Places Using Social Media Data, 2018 - Ongoing
      Visitor Use Monitoring for the USDA Forest Service, 2016 - Ongoing
      National Association of State Park Directors' Annual Information Exchange, 2015 - Ongoing
      Measuring the Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Utah, 2016 - 2017
      Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Rebranding, 2016 - 2016

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Sam Murray, Environment & Society
      Chase Lamborn, Environment & Society
      Emily Wilkins, Environment & Society
      Hongchao Zhang, Environment & Society
      Ben Muhlestein, Environment & Society
      George Grygar, Environment & Society
      Lauren Dupy, Environment & Society
      Adam Hestetune, Environment & Society 2019
      Brooke Sausser, Environment & Society 2019
      Riana Gayle, Environment & Society 2018