Dr. Tim Smith

Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair of Chemistry, Computer, and Physical Sciences

Office: S-210
Phone: (580)745–2444
E-mail: tsmith@se.edu


B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Chemistry

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University – Analytical Chemistry

About Dr. Tim Smith

Dr. Smith is a native to the Southeastern Oklahoma area growing up and graduating high school in Milburn, OK.  He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and obtained his B.S. in Chemistry.  After leaving SE, he pursued his graduate studies at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.  Dr. Smith obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from OSU.  After leaving OSU, Dr. Smith joined the Analytical Sciences Center at Monsanto Corporate Research in St. Louis, MO.  His role there was the development robust separation methods using various chromatography technologies for all divisions of the Monsanto Corporation.  Dr. Smith joined the faculty at SE in Physical Sciences in 1995.

Dr. Smith has taught a variety of Chemistry classes from freshman to senior level courses at SE.  He is always seeking new teaching strategies to engage students and promote student learning.  Most recently he has utilized video lectures in conjunction with online and hybrid courses as an alternative form of material delivery.  Dr. Smith has an extensive history in research involving undergraduate students in research efforts.  His research focus is on trace analysis of various biogenic species using microchromatography and spectroscopy.  Commonly utilized analytical methodologies include high-performance liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, laser-induced fluoroscence detection, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.  Dr. Smith has a particular interest in hyphenated analytical methodologies such as capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry that allow the identification and quantification of sub-femtomole levels of materials.  Dr. Smith has an extensive presentation and publication history and has been an invited speaker at many national conferences.  Dr. Smith serves as the Engles Chair of Biomedical Sciences at SE.

Dr. Smith serves on the Pre-Medicine/Professional Committee and serves as the academic adviser for students seeking the chemistry major as well as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Optometry majors.  Dr. Smith also serves as the faculty adviser/representative for the SE Wesley Foundation.


Dr. Smith’s personal webpage can be found at http://homepages.se.edu/tsmith/