George E. Smith, PhD


George E. Smith, PhD     

Professor, Management
Department Chair

Hargray Room 218
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8230
George E. Smith, PhD

My name is George E. Smith. I serve as the Chair of the Department of Business Administration at USCB as well as Professor of Management. 

I received my PhD in Public Administration at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany (SUNY). I earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Brigham Young’s Marriott School of Management and a BS degree in Sociology. In addition to these academic accomplishments, I have worked as a Programmer/Analyst in Information Resource Management-Systems Design and Development at the New York State Department of Civil Service and a Training Specialist with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board in Albany, NY. 

I am an active contributor in my field and profession and have authored a book, several scholarly articles, and collaborated with colleagues and peers on many presentations and symposia. I have also been engaged in my discipline as a frequent reviewer and contributor to the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM). My primary research interests include management education and pedagogy, management history, organizational culture, business ethics, and small group dynamics and development.  

I joined the USCB faculty in 2015. Most semesters, I can be found in USCB classrooms delivering courses in human resource management, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. 

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Albany 2001

MA in Public Administration, Brigham Young University 1993

BA in Sociology, Brigham Young University 1990

  • ACCT B429 - Internship in Accounting
  • BADM B379 - Business Ethics
  • BADM B380 - Entrepreneurship
  • BADM B429 - Internship
  • MGMT B374 - Human Resource Management
  • Management History
  • Ethics/Business and Society
  • Organizational Culture
  • Mental Models and Cognition