Eva Smith, PhD, CHE, CHEP


Eva Smith, PhD, CHE, CHEP

Chair, Hospitality Management Program
Associate Professor, Hospitality Management

Office: 843-208-4809
Cell:      864-202-5484
Room 226
One Sand Shark Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Eva Smith, PhD, CHE, CHEP

I joined the USCB faculty in July 2022. I am currently serving as the Chair of the Hospitality Management program at USCB. I have 25+ years of experience in higher education and am excited to be a part of a world class faculty here at USCB

I was born and raised in the great State of South Carolina. I was educated in South Carolina with the exception of a detour through the Volunteer State of Tennessee. I have been teaching since 1996 and throughout my career, I have served in a variety of capacities. I have been fortunate to serve first class institutions and the students that landed there.

My greatest joy is watching a student progress from the greenness of a freshman to the polished confidence of a senior. Career readiness is something that we often look past in favor of classroom instruction. While textbooks have a large amount of information, there is a ton to be said for hands-on experience. I look forward to getting to know the students we serve and assist in preparing them for the “real world.”

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research & Professional Interests

PhD in Retail, Hospitality Management. University of Tennessee Knoxville

MS in Hotel/Motel Administration/Management. University of South Carolina

BA in Political Science and Government. Wofford College

  • HRTM B230 - Hospitality Management
  • HRTM B410A - Current Issues: Resort and Condominiums
  • HRTM B490 - Hospitality Management Strategies
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Professional Development
  • Career Readiness
  • Trends in Tourism