Tim Smith is a resident fellow and director of the NiSE at the Institute on the Environment. He is also an associate professor of corporate environmental management and bioproducts and biosystems engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Smith’s research focuses on the organizational adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other environmental performance-enhancing technologies, as well as the effectiveness of complex “green” messaging, including life-cycle assessment information and the development of sustainable product standards.
His early research won the international doctoral dissertation competition through Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Business Markets, among other awards and honors. In 2006, he was named an AT&T industrial ecology fellow. He has served on the extended faculty in marketing and logistics management at the Carlson School of Management, and also on the faculty within INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.