Dr. Scott Smith

Faculty Profile


I am a native Texan with a wonderful wife and two young sons. In my time away from campus, I love to read (especially Dostoevsky, Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, early Church Fathers and Orthodox theological works). I am a part of several metal music projects, and I am working on my second novel. I also attempt to play disc golf and learn German, Russian and Welsh.

  • Education

    • Ph.D. - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Statistics, 2014
    • M.S. - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Applied Statistics (Actuarial Science Emphasis), 2011
    • B.S. - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Mathematics (Petroleum Engineering Emphasis), 2009
  • Work Experience


    • Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (August, 2015 - Present), San Antonio, Texas
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word (August, 2014 - August, 2015), San Antonio, Texas
    • Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Texas Tech University (August, 2011 - August, 2014), Lubbock, Texas
    • Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University (May, 2009 - August, 2011), Bowling Green, Ohio


    • Interim Statistical Consultant, University of the Incarnate Word (September, 2015 - August, 2017), San Antonio, Texas
  • Research Interests

    New Statistical Distributions, Modeling and Experimental Research

  • Courses Taught

    • Business Statistics
    • College Algebra
    • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • Foundations of Probability and Statistics
    • Applications of Statistical Methods
    • Stochastic Processes
    • Regression Analysis
    • Bayesian Data Analysis
    • Categorical Data Analysis
    • Hurricane Climatology (special topic course)
    • Sampling Techniques in Forestry and Ecology (special topic course)
    • Categorical Data Analysis (Graduate)
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I
  • Selected Publications and Presentations

    Lesley, L., Heiss, C., Maragoudakis, S., Smith, S., & Braden, K. (in press, 2018). The effect of added peanut butter on the glycemic response to a high glycemic index meal: A pilot study. Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

    Smith, S. E. (2017). The Hazard-Product Method of Generalization: Application to the Gompertz and Exponentiated Half-Normal Distributions. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods.

    Garcia, C., Aitsebaomo, P., Smith, S., & Wetz, J. (2018). Luminance stimulus response and Naka-Rushton parameter changes in rats following ozone exposure. 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Smith, S. E., Cauthon, K., Oliviera, M., Diepenbrock, A., & Gonzalez, C. (2018). Identifying Optimal Selection Criteria for the Direct Admit Program. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2018, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Kish, J., Luna, S., Brown, N., & Smith, S. (2017, October). The ART of Chronic Pain: Using Medical Humanities to Reduce Implicit Bias & Cultivate Empathy in Physical Therapy Students. Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, Ohio.