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Assoc Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 161B Elma Neal Roan Fieldhouse

Phone: (901) 678-3107


  Dr. Terra L. Smith, PhD, RD  is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.  She has been on the faculty of the University of Memphis since 1997.  Her scholarship and service objective is to focus on the application of food science and food service knowledge in the area of community and non-profit food service.  Dr. Smith holds degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Administration (CU); Food, Nutrition, and Institutional Administration; and Food Science from Cornell University (CU), and Oklahoma State University, respectively. Her professional attributes include a long-term interest in the Boyer scholarship model, thus viewing her academic work from the perspectives of research, teaching, service, and integration.  To that end, Dr. Smith seeks to view her scholarly  activities from multiple vantage points. 

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