School of History, Technology, and Society, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
John Matthew (Johnny) Smith (Ph.D., Purdue University) came to HTS in fall 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow and was recently appointed Assistant Professor in Sports History. His book, The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball, was recently published in the University of Illinois Press series on Sport and Society. Smith has published three scholarly articles and is at work on a biography of Muhammad Ali. He will teach modern U.S. history and a variety of foundational courses in the Sports, Society, and Technology undergraduate program, which he will coordinate.