Faculty & Staff

  Dr. Smith has been at Truman since 1986. He has a bachelor's in Economics from Eastern Illinois University, has completed the course work for a master's degree in economics at Auburn University, and holds a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches History of Economic Thought and the Economic History of the United States, as well as Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, the Legal Environment of Business, and Government Regulation of Business. He is a member of the State Bars of Missouri and Texas and has presented papers at professional conferences on the work of economists Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan, as well as on various legal topics. His special interests are economic history, the history of economics, and the Austrian school of economists.