- Ph.D. - Forest Resources, Penn State University. 1998.
- M.B.A. - Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University. 1996.
- B.S. - Finance, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder. 1993.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Timothy M. Smith is a professor of sustainable systems management and International Business at the University of Minnesota, where he is also the founding director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise at the Institute on the Environment. Throughout his career, he has developed integrative approaches to sustainable systems performance measurement and decision-making within the contexts of supply chain management, product/process design, marketing, and public policy. Smith’s research has been published in a broad array of top-tier scholarly journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Bioresource Technology, Global Environmental Change, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment, Energy Policy, Environmental Science and Policy, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research. His work has also been highlighted in Bloomberg, The Conversation, Huffington Post, The Guardian, GreenBiz, Sustainable Brands, and other trade and local press. Dr. Smith has served on the faculty at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica (2007; 2017) and held the rotating chair in sustainable entrepreneurship at Wageningen University, Netherlands (2011). He teaches undergraduates, graduate students and executives in courses on sustainability management systems and strategy, systems thinking and analysis, and corporate sustainability and social responsibility – earning him numerous awards for teaching excellence and community engagement. Dr. Smith also actively advises governmental agencies on energy and public procurement policies and consults numerous companies and organizations on advancing sustainability.
- ESPM/MGMT 3604/5604: Environmental Management Systems & Strategy
- SSM 2001: Systems Thinking and Analysis
- IBUS 3080: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (Global Enrichment, Costa Rica)
- Kim, S., Kim, T., Smith, T.M., Suh, K., 2018. Environmental Implications of Eco-Labeling for Rice Farming Systems. Sustainability, doi:10.3390/su10041033.
- Jordan, N.R., Dorn, K.M., Smith, T.M., Wolf, K.E., Ewing, P.M., Fernandez, A.L., Runck, B.C., Williams, A., Lu, Y. and Kuzma, J., 2017. A cooperative governance network for crop genome editing: The success of governance networks in other areas could help to find common ground for applying genome editing in agriculture. EMBO reports 18(10), 1683-1687.
- Li, M., Smith, T.M., Yang, Y. and Wilson, E.J., 2017. Marginal Emission Factors Considering Renewables: A Case Study of the US Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) System. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(19): 11215-11223.
- Smith, T.M., Goodkind, A.L., Kim, T., Pelton, R.E., Suh, K. and Schmitt, J., 2017. Subnational mobility and consumption based environmental accounting of US corn in animal protein and ethanol supply chains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(38), pp.E7891-E7899.
- Chen, L., Pelton, R.E.O., Smith, T.M. 2016. Comparative life cycle assessment of fossil and bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 137, 20 November 2016, Pages 667-676.
- Pelton, R.E.O., Li, M., Smith, T.M., Lyon, T. 2016. Optimizing Eco-Efficiency Across the Procurement Portfolio, Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (11), 5908-5918.
- Eryilmaz, D., Smith, T.M., Homans, F. 2016. Price responsiveness in retail and wholesale markets: Implications for demand response in Midwest electricity markets, Energy Journal 38 (1): 23-49.
- Nickerson, T.A., Hathaway, B.J., Smith, T.M., Davidson, J.H. 2015. Economic assessment of solar and conventional biomass gasification technologies: Financial and policy implications under feedstock and product gas price uncertainty, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 74 (3): 47-57.
- Pelton, R.E.O., Smith, T.M. 2015. Comparative Streamlined LCA Approaches for Green Supply Chain and Procurement Decision Making, Journal of Industrial Ecology 19(3) 427-440.
- Fischlein, M., Smith, T. 2013. Revisiting renewable portfolio standard effectiveness: policy design and outcome specification matter, Policy Sciences, Volume 46, No. 3, pp 277-310.
- Smith, T.M. 2013. Climate change: Corporate sustainability in the supply chain, Feature Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 69(3) 43–52.
- Suh, K., Smith, T., Linhoff, M. 2012. Leveraging Socially Networked Mobile ICT Platforms for the Last-Mile Delivery Problem, Environmental Science & Technology 46(17): 9481-90.
- Suh, K., Suh, S., Smith, T. 2011. Implications of corn prices on water footprints of bioethanol, Bioresource Technology 102 (7): 4747-4754.
- Smith T. and M. Fischlein. 2010. Rival Private Governance Networks: Competing to define the rules of the game for environmental and social performance, Global Environmental Change 20 (3): 511–522.
- Fischlein, M., Smith T.M. and Wilson, E. 2009. Carbon emissions and management scenarios for Consumer-owned utilities. Environmental Science and Policy 12 (7): 778-790.
- Molina, S. and Smith, T. 2009. Exploring the use of LCA-based information in corporate communications, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment 14(2): 184-194.