College of Arts & Sciences Political Science

Elizabeth Theiss Smith

Elizabeth Smith
Associate Professor
Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences
UD Dakota Hall 233C
Phone: 605-677-5710
Elizabeth Theiss Smith is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Associate Director of the Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota. She also serves as Chair of the Committee on Civic Education and Engagement for the American Political Science Association.
Teaching Interests:
American Politics, Public Administration and the death penalty
Research Interests:
Public participation in political and civic life
  • Ph D, Political Science, University of Connecticut, 1999
  • MS, Criminal Justice, University of New Haven, 1980
  • BA, Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, 1975