Vincent Smith

Personal Information

Vincent M. Smith is an assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies at Southern Oregon University specializing in environmental and agricultural sociology.  He earned his BA in plant ecology from Truman State University, his MS in environmental education from Oregon State University, and his PhD in interdisciplinary environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently serving on the SOU Sustainability Council and is the director of both the SOU Green House and the SOU Sustainability Center. Dr. Smith also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rogue Valley Food System Council.  Dr. Smith is currently completing research with his students on local eating behaviors in the Rogue Valley and has launched a new research project designed to map and monitor the Rogue Valley Food System through an interactive web map.  He has also recently submitted research for publication looking at the role of augmented reality games as a tool for fostering coastal conservation among teens. He lives in Ashland with his wife and three children where he enjoys exploring the beauty of Southern Oregon.


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Southern Oregon University is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.  Southern Oregon University is committed to a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement; academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education; and outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bioregion.

Contact Information

Vincent M. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies
Director, SOU Center for Sustainability
Coordinator, Green House “Learning Community”
Southern Oregon University
Taylor Hall 218