LTC Dan Smith is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Military Academy. He graduated from the USMA in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environemental Engineering. He holds Master of Science degrees in Construction Managment and Engineering Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. LTC Smith’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Smith has served in a variety of command and staff assignments both in the continental United States and overseas. He served with the 17th and 299th Engineer Battalions at Fort Hood, Texas; the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion (Task Force Gladiator) of the 101st Airborne Division in Parwan and Kapisa Provinces, Afghanistan. LTC Smith commanded Bravo Company, 3-10 Infantry at Fort Leonard Wood and served as Battalion Executive Officer in Afghanistan. He taught Combat Engineering and Tactics at the US Army Engineer School from 1998-2001, Experimental Psychology and Biomechanics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy from 2003-2006 and returned to the department as the director of the Leader Development Sciences Major in 2012.
Smith volunteers as an Officer Representative supporting both the Army Football Team and West Point's Combat Weapons Team.
Leaders in Action
- Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
- M.S. Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
- M.S. Construction Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology
- B.S. Environmental Engineeering, United States Military Academy
James, L. R., LeBreton, J. M., Mitchell, T. R., Smith, D. R., DeSimone, J. A., Cookson, R., et al. (2011, in press). Use of Conditional Reasoning to Measure the Power Motive. In R. Landis & J. M. Cortina (Eds.), Advances in Methodology. SIOP Frontier Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Miller, N.L., Shattuck, L.G., & Smith, D.R. (2006). Sleep Patterns of Cadets at the United States Military Academy: Interim findings of a four-year longitudinal study. Proceedings of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2006.
Smith, Daniel, R., & Walker, Bruce N. (2005). Effects of Auditory Context Cues and Training on Performance of a Point Estimation Sonification Task. Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 1065-1087.
Klein, Edward, W., Wertz, Jonathan M., & Smith, Daniel R. (2005). Improved Tactical Headset: The Effect of Noise Cancellation on Sound Localization. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES),Orlando, Florida, 26-30 September 2005, 1668-1672.
Rodriguez, Amy, Jantzi, Jennifer, & Smith, Daniel R. (2005). Change Blindness: Detecting Icon Position Change in Military Information Displays. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES),Orlando, Florida, 26-30 September 2005, 283-286.
Smith, Daniel, R., & Walker, Bruce N. (2004). Effects of Training and Auditory Context on Performance of a Point Estimation Sonification Task. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Human factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), New Orleans, Louisiana, 20-24 September 2004, 1828-1831.
Smith, D. R., & Walker, B. N. (2002). Tick-marks, axes, and labels: The Effects of Adding Context to Auditory Graphs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display, Kyoto, Japan, 2-5 July 2002, 362-368.
Smith, Daniel R. (1998). Improving Digitized Engineer Communications. Engineer: The Professional bulletin for Army Engineers, July 1998, 36-38.
LTC Smith's recent work investigates the implications of implicit personality for leadership in stressful and dangerous situations.