Terra Smith

Terra Smith, Ph.D.

Unit Coordinator/Associate Professor

(901) 678-3107
(901) 678-3591
Fieldhouse 161H
Office Hours
By Appointment

About Terra Smith

Dr. Terra L. Smith, PhD, RD is an associate professor in the School of Health Studies. 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.


B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Administration - Cornell University School of Hotel and Restaurant Adm. - 1985
M.S. Food, Nutrition & Institutional Administration - Oklahoma State University College of Human Environmental Sci. - 1991
Ph.D. Food Science (an interdisciplinary program) - Oklahoma State University College of Human Environmental Sci. - 1997