224A BioAgEng Bldg.
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 624-2648
Ph.D. 1998, Penn State University
Corporate Environmental Management; Sustainable Enterprise Strategy, Integrated marketing communications, green design.
Dr. Timothy M. Smith is director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (NISE), Institute on the Environment, and Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management and Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He teaches courses in sustainability, environmental management and renewable energy/product markets. Research interests focus on organizational adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other environmental performance enhancing technologies, private governance of sustainability, and the disclosure and effectiveness of life cycle assessment (LCA) information. His work has been published in top-tier journals across the multiple fields of management, marketing, public policy, and environmental sciences (Energy Policy, Env. Science & Policy, Global Environmental Change, IJLCA, Journal of Marketing Research, etc.), and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Dr. Smith’s early research was a winner of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Doctoral Dissertation International Competition and his work on marketing-sales integration was selected as a finalist in the MSI/JMR Practitioner-Academic Collaborative Research Competition. He was awarded an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellowship in 2006 examining issues of greening procurement and an Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow (2009-2012). In 2007, Dr. Smith served on the faculty at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. Currently, he sits on the steering committee of the Green Products Roundtable, the preeminent multi-stakeholder authority on sustainable product standards and ecolabel development in the US.
Fischlein, M. and Smith T. 2010. Rival Private Governance Networks: Competing to define the rules of the game for environmental and social performance, Global Environmental Change, in press.
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.
Smith, T.M., Miller, K., Lindenberg, J. 2009. Sustainable Biofuel Standards and Certification. Swords and Ploughshares, Vol. XVII , No. 2: 26-31.
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.
Wilson, E.J., Plumber J., Fischlein, M., and Smith, T. 2008. Implementing energy efficiency: Challenges and opportunities for rural electric cooperatives and small municipal utilities. Energy Policy 36(9): 3383-3397.
Smith, Timothy M.; Gopalakrishna, Srinath; Chatterjee, Rabikar. 2006. A Three-stage Response Model of Integrated Marketing Communications at the Marketing-Sales Interface. Journal of Marketing Research Vol. XLIII (November), 564–579.
Smith, Timothy M., Miriam Fischlein, Sangwon Suh, Pat Huelman. 2006. Green Building Ratings: A Comparison of the LEED and Green Globes Systems in the US. The Carpenters Industrial Council, September: pp. 61.
Molina-Murillo, Sergio and Timothy M. Smith. 2005. How much is too much? Exploring life cycle assessment information in environmental marketing communications. Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 24(1-2):199-223.