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Department of Educational & Psychological Studies

Instructional Technology Faculty


Associate Professor

(813) 974-7922

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Office: 302Z

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College of Education
Department of Educational & Psychological Studies
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., EDU105

Tampa, FL 33620-5650



. Computer Science, Arizona State University

M.A. Computer Science, University of Utah

Ph.D. Educational Media & Computers, Arizona State University

Professional Experience

Dr. Glenn Gordon Smith is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Technology Program within the Department of Educational & Psychological Studies in the College of Education at University of South Florida

His research themes are visuospatial learning and technology, i.e., how the computer, and other tools, help people learn to think with shapes. His research includes: a) experimental research on spatial cognition, b) qualitative research on visual e-learning, and c) action-research on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in education.

He has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the first two areas.

Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Arizona State University. He worked in Hollywood California developing computer graphics software for creating television commercials and creating opening segments for television shows, such as Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of Utah. His thesis involved the Computer Graphics modeling and simulation of human muscle systems. He then worked as a contract programmer for Microsoft in Seattle Washington.

He earned a Doctorate in Educational Media & Computers at Arizona State University. While working on his Ph.D., he supported himself by teaching a course in computer game design for gifted children. Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. His dissertation examined the effects of computers and computer games on spatial visualization. Dr. Smith then served as faculty in the Department of Technology & Society in the College of Engineering & Applied at StonyBrook University. At the end of this Odyssey, Dr. Smith is happy to conduct research and teach at his home port, the Department of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida.







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