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USU Names Announces New Dean For Emma Eccles Jones College Of Education And Human Services

Utah State University Executive Vice President and Provost Francis Galey announced Friday that Alan L. Smith has been selected as the newest dean for the Emma Eccles Jones College Of Education And Human Services.Galey’s quoted in a press release saying, “Dr. Smith has extensive experience in research and interdisciplinary collaboration that will lend itself well to one of USU’s largest colleges.”


Smith comes to Utah State after nine years as professor and chairperson in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Additionally, he has more than 24 years of experience in academia. Smith will begin work as dean on July 1.


Smith says he’s looking forward to joining the USU team and he’s excited to work with the college and the university’s leadership team “to build on this success and achieve even greater impact and prominence.”