Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

BRUCE L SMITH, PhD portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, Communication Sciences & Disorders



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistics (Experimental Phonetics), University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Arts, Linguistics, Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor of Arts, German, Brigham Young University

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Teaching Grant. Senior Fulbright Scholar, 02/2010


Dr. Smith earned his B.A. (German) and M.A. (Linguistics) degrees at Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. (Linguistics/Experimental Phonetics) at the University of Texas at Austin.  He subsequently worked at the University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, and Northwestern University, prior to joining the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Utah in 2002.  He served as Department Chair from 2002 - 2009.  From February to June, 2010 he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.


  • Department of Linguistics, Univ. of Utah (Dept. of Ling.), Adjunct Faculty Member, 08/2002 - present
  • American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA), Member, 01/1982 - present
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Member, 01/1977 - present


  • German, functional.
  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Germany
  • Poland. Taught and did research in conjunction with Fulbright Scholarship.