Title: Engineering Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Mississippi
Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
Allie Maitland Smith, Ph.D., Retired Engineering Educator at the University of Mississippi, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical engineering.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Smith is recognized as a dean emeritus and professor emeritus of the University of Mississippi since 2000 and 2008, respectively. Prior to his retirement, he held several roles with the school, including professor of mechanical engineering from 1979 to 2008 and dean of the school of engineering from 1979 to 2000. He previously served as an adjunct professor with the University of Tennessee Space Institute from 1967 to 1979, and as an instructor and assistant professor with North Carolina State University from 1958 to 1962.
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Smith has worked extensively in the field, including as a research supervisor at Arnold Air Force Base from 1966 to 1979, a research project engineer with RTI International from 1962 to 1966, and a member of the technical staff with Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1960 to 1962. From 1957 to 1960, he was a development engineer with Western Electric Company, and from 1956 to 1957, he was an associate engineer with the Glenn L. Martin Company.
Dr. Smith began his career as a student at North Carolina State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, with honors, in 1956. He continued his studies in aerospace engineering with the school, completing a Master of Science in 1961 and earning a Doctor of Philosophy in 1966. Throughout his career, he is most proud of having been named general chair of the 17th annual American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics meeting in 1979.
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