GREGORY E SMOAK

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

GREGORY E SMOAK portrait
  • Director American West Center
  • Associate Professor, History

Research

Research Statement

My research focuses on the Native and environmental history of the American West. As a publicly engaged historian I have worked on projects for the National Park Service and the United States Forest Service as well as numerous Native peoples including the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians, and the Navajo Nation.

Research Keywords

  • •History of public lands policy, Interest Level: 4
  • Water Rights, Interest Level: 4
  • Native American law, Interest Level: 4
  • Great Basin, Interest Level: 5
  • Ethnohistory, Interest Level: 5
  • Environmental policy, American Indian policy, Interest Level: 5
  • American West, Interest Level: 5

Research Groups

  • Lisa Barr, Graduate Student. American West Center - Pipe Spring National Monument Historic Inscription Project. 08/2016 - present.
  • Amanda Scheuerman, Graduate Student. American West Center - Utah Ski Archives Project. 08/2016 - present.
  • Sarah Brey, Graduate Student. American West Center. 08/2015 - 05/2016.
  • Kailey Kornhauser, Graduate Student. American West Center. 08/2015 - 05/2016.
  • Chelsey Zamir, Other. American West Center - Pipe Spring National Monument Project - Utah Architects Project. 01/2015 - present.
  • Vicky Newman, Senior Associate. American West Center - Oral History Program. 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015.
  • Michael Shamo, Graduate Student. American West Center. 01/2014 - 08/2016.
  • Suzanne Catherine, Graduate Student. American West Center. 06/10/2013 - 06/30/2015.
  • Leighton M. Quarles, Graduate Student. American West Center. 05/15/2013 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Assistant Director, Oral History Program Manager.
  • Christopher Dunsmore, Other. American West Center. 07/01/2012 - present.
  • Becky Lloyd, Other. American West Center - Oral History Program. 07/01/2012 - 12/2016.
  • Anne Palmer, Senior Associate. American West Center - Oral History Program. 07/01/2012 - 05/15/2014.
  • Cassandra L. Clark, Graduate Student. American West Center. 07/2012 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Program Coordinator.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Utah Architects Project. PI: Gregory E. Smoak. Utah Center for Architecture and Marriott Library Special Collections, 12/2014 - 08/2017. Total project budget to date: $25,000.00
  • Great Salt Lake Oral History Project. PI: Gregory E. Smoak. Utah Humanities Council/Utah Division of State History, 08/15/2013 - 08/14/2014. Total project budget to date: $2,000.00
  • UAIDA Phase IV. PI: Matthew Basso. Co-PI(s): Gregory E. Smoak. http://www.utahindians.org/archives. Utah Department of Community and Culture, 07/01/2012 - 12/31/2012. Total project budget to date: $88,000.00
  • An Environmental History of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. PI: Gregory E. Smoak. National Park Service / Rocky Mountain CESU, 01/15/2010 - 12/2015. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00
  • Historical Land Use and Resource Study. PI: Eric Hinderaker. Co-PI(s): Gregory E. Smoak. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho., 08/2009 - 08/2011. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • FISHLAKE NF GRAZING HISTORY. PI: SMOAK,GREGORY E. USDA FOREST SERVICE, 08/15/2014 - 05/15/2015. Total project budget to date: $22,656.00
  • MANTI-LASAL GRAZING HISTORY. PI: SMOAK,GREGORY E. USDA FOREST SERVICE, 09/23/2013 - 08/08/2014. Total project budget to date: $20,692.00
  • UAIDA TASK 1. PI: SMOAK,GREGORY E. UT DEPARTMENT OF HERITAGE AND, 07/01/2013 - 01/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $4,246.00
  • CHINA MTN WIND PROJECT. PI: SMOAK,GREGORY E. URS CORP, 05/02/2011 - 04/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $35,800.00