Dr. Steven Smith

Retired Faculty
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Steven Smith started at Hope College in the fall of 1990 as a professor of kinesiology and the head men's soccer coach. He taught many courses in physical education teacher education. Additionally, he taught a senior seminar on faith and vocational calling. One of his favorite roles was serving as a mission trip leader every spring break to Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Areas of expertise

Steven’s research was in preadolescent childhood obesity. He was connected to the foundation for fitness program and researched the motor performance ability of obese children.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Cornerstone University

Honors, grants and awards

  • Herman Miller Foundation Grant, 2015–16, $178,000

Selected publications

View all of Steven’s published work at Digital Commons.