Terra Smith, PhD, RDN

Associate Professor

Fieldhouse 161H
Office Hours
By appointment
Terra Smith

About Terra Smith

Terra L. Smith, PhD is an associate professor in the College of Health 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.


PhD Food Science (an interdisciplinary program) - Oklahoma State University College of Human Environmental Sci. - 1997
MS Food, Nutrition & Institutional Administration - Oklahoma State University College of Human Environmental Sci. - 1991
BS Hotel and Restaurant Administration - Cornell University School of Hotel and Restaurant Adm. - 1985