Scott Smith

Dr. Scott Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics
Dr. Smith is a native Texan with a wife and two young sons. In his time away from campus, he enjoys reading (especially Dostoevsky, Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, early Church Fathers and Orthodox theological works). Dr. Smith is part of several metal music projects, and is working on his second novel. Dr. Smith attempts to play disc golf and learn German, Russian and Welsh.
  • 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


  • 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
  • Lesley, L., Heiss, C., Maragoudakis, S., Smith, S., and 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., and 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., and 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., and Smith, S. (2017, October). The ART of Chronic Pain: Using Medical Humanities to Reduce Implicit Bias and Cultivate Empathy in Physical Therapy Students. Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 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
  • New Statistical Distributions
  • Modeling and Experimental Research