Dr. Smith retired in 2006. He is not accepting any new graduate students.
Geoff Smith was professor of physical and health education and of history. He taught the social and cultural history and the sociology of sport in the United States and Canada.
His research interests involve work in international relations, security issues, and interrelated cultural questions focusing on sport and issues of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, health and disease, economics, media, and politics. His book, To Save a Nation: American "Extremism", the New Deal and the Coming of World War II (1973, 2nd rev. ed 1992), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in History.
He is an avid photographer, dog lover, and is available as a lecturer and consultant on such issues as corporate sport, risk and awareness, and environmental issues.