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Dr. Jordan Smith

Dr. Jordan Smith

Environment & Society

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
IconPhone: 435-830-6294


Jordan W. Smith is the Director of the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with minors in both Geospatial Information Systems and Sociology from NC State. Jordan completed both his master’s and undergraduate degrees from Utah State University. Jordan's work uses social media analytics and geospatial technologies to develop an understanding of how outdoor recreation is changing across the American West. His goal is to provide natural resource professionals, elected officials, private industry, and the general public with a scientifically grounded understanding of how to best manage outdoor recreation. Off-campus, Jordan is an active road cyclist and triathlete.

Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Current Post-docs and Students:

Eunjung Yang – Post-doctoral Research Associate
Chase Lamborn – Ph.D. Environment and Society
Bettina Spernbauer – M.S. Recreation Resources Management
Lizzy Depew – M.S. Recreation Resources Management
Jake Richards – M.S. Recreation Resources Management
Will Rempel – M.S. Recreation Resource Management