Paul M. Smith Ph.D.
- B.S., University of Montana (1979)
- M.S., University of Idaho (1985)
- Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1988)
Forest (and bio) products marketing — technology-driven product/market development, customer delivered value, international trade show use and effectiveness, bio-energy/fuel supply chains, adoption-diffusion in sustainable education, content analysis of advertising, and Pennsylvania's forest industry.
Recent Courses Taught:
Forest Industries Marketing Management; Wood Products Sales and Sales Management; International Wood Products Marketing and Trade; Cases in Forest Product Marketing, Forest Products Colloquium
Adjunct Professor, Washington State University's Composite Materials & Engineering Lab and College of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Institute for Sustainable Design; Elected Fellow in the Society of Wood Science & Technology (SWST); Elected SWST President; Forest Products Society (FPS) NE Section Chair, and Regional Representative on the Executive Board; Chair of the US National Planning Committee for Forest Products Research; Consultant for the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO, Rome, Italy) & International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO, Yokohama, Japan).
Current Research Projects:
- Green Resin Strategies in the Interior Wood Composite Panel Industry
- Commercialization of Navy Advanced Wood Composites
- The Role of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Firms in Selection and Use of Industrial Infrastructure Materials
- Customer Delivered Value in the Oriented Strandboard (OSB) Industry
- Regional Bio-Energy System Stakeholder Analysis
- Market Opportunities for Aviation Fuels and Bio-Based Polymer Co-Products
- Evaluating Trade Show Performance for Exhibitors in China
Selected Recent Publications:
Shi, Wenping and P.M. Smith. 2011. Overview of International Furniture Markets in China: Groundwork for Future Research. In Proceedings of the Joint IUFRO Group 5.10 (and UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists) conference in Corvallis, OR June 15-18. In Press.
Lustig-Frye, N., S. Brown, M.P. Wolcott, and P.M. Smith. 2011. Understanding Faculty and Practitioner Involvement in a Capstone Interdisciplinary Design Experience. In Proceedings of the 118th Annual Convention and Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 26-27. In Press.
Ruffing, T.C., Wenping Shi, N.R. Brown, and P.M. Smith. 2011. A Review of U.S. and International Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations for Interior Wood Composite Panels. Wood & Fiber Sci., 43(1):21-31.
Stank, J. and P.M. Smith. 2011. Branding in the North American Woodfiber Plastic Composite Industry. Forest Prod. J., 60(6):541-546.
Ruffing, T.C., P.M. Smith and N.R. Brown. 2010. Resin Suppliers’ Perspectives on the “Greening” of the North American Interior Wood Composite Panel Market. Forest Prod. J. 60(2):119-125.
Ruffing, T.C., P.M. Smith and N.R. Brown. 2010. North American Resin Suppliers’ Green Perspectives. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2009. Sept. 28-30, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Pp. 8-10.
Ruffing, T.C., N.R. Brown, P.M. Smith, and W. Shi. 2010. CARB Formaldehyde Emission Standards: An International Perspective. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2009. Sept. 28-30, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Pp. 30-34.
Smith, P.M. and W. Shi. 2010. “Green” Policies and the US Interior Wood Composite Panel Supply Chain. In Proceedings of the 44th International Wood Composites Symposium held in Seattle, WA, USA. Mar. 30. 12 pp.
Wolcott, M.P., B. Olson and P.M. Smith. 2010. Building products in the new sustainable economy. In: Proceedings of the 44th International Wood Composites Symposium, Seattle, WA, March 29-31.
Tichy, R.J. and P.M. Smith. 2009. Standards and Codes: Bringing Products to Market. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites (and other natural fibers). May 11-13, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Pp. 223 – 231.
Wolcott, M.P., P.M. Smith and D.A. Bender. 2009. Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites for Naval Facilities. In Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE ’09). May 18-21, Balt., MD. Dasmohapatra, S. and P.M. Smith. 2008. Customer Value in the Oriented Strandboard Industry. Wood & Fiber Sci., 40(1):42-54.
Murphy, J.A., P.M. Smith, and B.G. Hansen. 2008. Pennsylvania Roundwood Purchases and Movements by Origin and Destination. Forest Prod. J. 58(5):19-26.
McGraw, D.F., P.M. Smith, M.T. Smith, and M.A. Gagnon. 2008. An Application of Textual Analysis in the U.S. Residential Siding Industry. J. of Forest Prod. Bus. Res. Vol. 5, No. 2, 15 pp.
Smith, P.M. 2008. The Tipping Point for New Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Progress in Biofiber Plastic Composites (keynote address). Toronto, ON, Can. May 12-14. 22 pp.
Smith, P.M. 2008. Market-Driven Innovation for New Thermoplastic-Natural Fibre Composites (TNFCs). In Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium (keynote address). Rotorua, New Zealand. Nov. 6-8. Pp. 23-33.
McGraw, D.F. and P.M. Smith. 2007. Perceptions of Recreational Bridge Decking Materials by US Architectural and Engineering Firms. Wood & Fiber Sci., 39(2):325-335.
McGraw, D.F. and P.M. Smith. 2007. Opportunities for Woodfiber-Plastic Composites in the US Recreational Bridge Market. Forest Prod. J. 57(3):76-83.
Murphy, J.A., P.M. Smith, and J. Wiedenbeck. 2007. Wood Residue Utilization in Pennsylvania: 1988 vs. 2003. Forest Prod. J., 57(4):101-106.
Smith, P.M. 2007. "Selling" the Society of Wood Science and Technology to Students. Wood & Fiber Sci. 39(4):513-514.
Smith, P.M., V. Herian, W.R. Smith and A. Brauner. 2006. Forest Products Society/Society of Wood Science & Technology Ad Hoc "Future of the Societies Survey Results". Wood & Fiber Sci. 38(1):1-4.
Gresock, A.R., J.H. Michael, A. Echols and P.M. Smith. 2006. Sales and Marketing of Donated Wood-Based Materials via the Habitat for Humanity ReStore System. Forest Prod. J. 56(10):37-41.
Wolcott, M.P., P.M. Smith, and K.R. Englund. 2006. Technology and Market Issues Driving Wood-Plastic Development. Wood Design Focus , 16(3):3-5.
Dasmohapatra, S. and P.M. Smith. 2006. OSB Value Added: Wholesaler's Perceived Value of Oriented Strandboard Sheathing. Engineered Wood Journal . Spring 2006:22-24.
Smith, P.M. and M.P. Wolcott. 2006. Opportunities for Woodfiber-Plastic Composites in Residential and Industrial Applications. "Feature Article" in Forest Prod. J. 56(3):4-11.