Dr. Herbert C. Smith

Professor of Political Science

Education: B.A, Ursinus College; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University

Contact:

2407 Pickwick Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 857-2413 (O)
(410) 448-5842 (H)

E-mail: hsmith@mcdaniel.edu

Academic Appointments:

Instructor, Essex Community College, 1969-1972
Assistant Professor, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), 1973-1982
Associate Professor, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), 1982-1989
Professor, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), 1989 to date
Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, 1998 to 2002

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Political Science
American Political Institutions
State and Local Governments
Campaigns and Elections
Public Administration
Senior Seminar on American Politics
Organizational Behavior
Political Behavior and Analysis
Fishing the Florida Keys (EPE)
Fishing in Maryland (EPE)
Fishing and Diving Belize (EPE)

Public Opinion Research Appointments:

Director of Public Opinion Polling, WBAL-TV, 1986-1992
Senior Research Associate, William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy,
University of Baltimore 1988-1996.
Survey Research Associates, William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy,
University of Baltimore, 1990-1996 .
Director, Survey Research Center at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), 1992 to date.

Awards and Honors:

NDEA Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, 1968-1969
Gilman Fellow, the Johns Hopkins University, 1972-1973
Outstanding Young Men in America, 1982
Who’s Who in the East, 1990
Faculty Publications Awards, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), 1983,1984,1987,2000
Wye Fellow, Faculty Seminar “Citizenship in the American Polity,” July, 2001

Professional/Political Activities:

2nd District Coordinator, William Donald Schaefer for Mayor, 1971
Assistant Maryland State Chair, Edmund Muskie for President, 1972
Campaign Manager, State Senator Julian L. Lapides, 1974
Deputy Campaign Manager, Theodore G. Venetoulis Gubernatorial Campaign, 1978
Media Consultant, Thomas Ward for Judge, Baltimore City, 1982
Campaign Manager, State Senator Julian L. Lapides, 1982
Democratic Member, Board of Supervisors of Elections, Baltimore City, 1984-1986
Consultant to the Board of Supervisors of Elections, Baltimore City, 1986-1992
Campaign Consultant, Lenore Gelfman for Judge, Howard County, 1996

Government Publications:

Baltimore Votes, Volume 1: Election Behavior in Democratic Primaries, 1982-1986, published by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, August, 1988.

Baltimore Votes, Volume 2; Election Behavior in Republican Primaries, 1982-1988 and Democratic Primaries, 1987-1988, published by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, August, 1990.

Baltimore Votes, Volume 3: Election Behavior in General Elections, 1982-1988, published by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, August, 1992.

Baltimore Votes, Volume 4: Election Behavior in Democratic and Republican Primaries and General Elections, 1990-1991, published by the Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, August, 1993.

Professional Publications:

Maryland’s Choices, 1992: Taxes, Spending and the Budget Crisis, co-author with Larry Thomas, Patricia Florestano, and Don Hayes, published by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, January, 1992.

Medical Research and Health Care Concerns: A Survey of Maryland Voters, co-authored with Don Haynes and Ann Winogrodzki, published by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy,
University of Baltimore, February, 1992.

Maryland’s Choices, 1993, Taxes, Spending and the Budget Crisis, co-author with Larry Thomas, Patricia Florestano, and Don Haynes, published by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, January, 1993.

Maryland Policy Choices, 1994: Public Opinion and Policy Choices, co-author with Larry Thomas, Patricia Florestano, and Don Haynes, published by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, January, 1994.

Maryland Policy Choices, 1995: Public Opinion and Policy Choices, co-author with Larry Thomas, Patricia Florestano, and Don Haynes, published by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, January, 1995.

Popular Publications and Mass Media:

Dr. Smith has written close to one hundred articles of political analysis and commentary published in the Baltimore Sunpapers, Baltimore Messenger, Baltimore City Paper, Towson Times, and Owings Mills Times. He is frequently quoted in political news stories in such newspapers as the Baltimore Sunpapers, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Carroll County Times, the New York Times, and assorted local Maryland newspapers.

Dr. Smith has appeared frequently as a political commentator on Maryland Public Television’s “State Circle” and WBAL-TV, News, WJZ-TV, News, and WMAR-TV News. He was a regular on Dan Rodricks’s “Breakfast with Rodricks” broadcast by WMAR-TV for its entire four year run. Dr. Smith’s opinions and analysis are also often heard on such radio stations as WBAL and WFBR. He was also interviewed by National Public Radio and his comments heard on “All Things Considered.”