Faces of AOS: Kimberly Smith Bio


Kimberly Smith & Mitchell Pruitt_sawwhet
Kimberly Smith with Mitchell Pruitt (grad student) and a northern saw-whet owl

Kim Smith passed away in April 2018. Read his obituary here.

• My position with AOS:
Publication Committee

• My current full-time title and institution:
Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas

• My current career stage:
Senior Professional

• My lineage of mentors/labs:
Douglas James (MS)
James MacMahon (PhD)
Peter Connors (Post-doc)

• #badlyexplainyourjob:
I teach, do research, and do service

• My favorite bird and why:
Blue Jay – fascinating bird

• I am involved with AOS because:
Professional service, interested in the future of the society

• The best part about being a member of AOS is:
Meetings and journals

• Birds are important to me because:
Life long passion

• Advice I have to offer a student (master’s level or younger) in ornithology:
Pursue projects that really interest you

• One ornithology question or problem I would like to solve or see solved:
Social system of Blue Jays


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