Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Alaska, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Martin's College, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Nova Southeastern University. He has taught at several universities in the United States, including Central Washington University, the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, and Henry Cogswell College - where he served as dean of the School of Business. He is currently an associate professor and chair of the faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University, in Canada. His articles have been published in leading academic journals, including International Marketing Review, Services Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Global Business, Journal of Current Research in Global Business, Journal of International Marketing and Exporting, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Global Competitiveness. He is the editor of the Journal of Applied Business and Economics.