Gary Smith

Senior Lecturer and Director, Master of Science in Finance Program and Finance Combined Pathways
Gary Smith
Faculty
Location
412 RBA
Phone
850-644-2982
Academic Specialty
Quantitative Methods and Investments
Education

M.B.A., Florida State University
B.S., Florida State University

Areas of Expertise

Business Statistics
Financial Investments

Gary Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of Finance at Florida State University’s College of Business. He also is the director of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program and the Finance Combined Pathways in the college. Smith teaches multiple sections of business statistics on Florida State’s main campus in Tallahassee, Florida and teaches a financial investments course at Florida State’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida. He is a recipient of the college’s Core Values Award and We Choose Excellence Award, as well as Florida State’s University Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

Smith received both his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and MBA from Florida State University.

Interesting Facts

Mr. Smith enjoys reading about a wide variety of topics. Mr. Smith and his wife (Pat) enjoy all sports and actively participate in tennis and golf. Mr. Smith's favorite sport is baseball and he considers himself very fortunate to have personally met Joe Brinkman (Major League umpire in the George Brett "Pine Tar" game), Tony LaRussa (former Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals manager), and his boyhood idol Mickey Mantle (New York Yankee legend).

Honors and Awards
  • College of Business "Core Values Award" winner (October 2010)
  • College of Business "We Choose Excellence" award winner (December 2008)
  • Florida State University Provost's 90% Club - Ranked as an "Excellent" or "Very Good" instructor by at least 90% of students (Spring 2005)
  • Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award (April 2004)