Katherine Smith

My priorities are God, family, and students. I went to school non-stop until I earned my doctorate in marketing. When my first child was born, I stopped college teaching so that I could devote my full attention to taking care of my family. Many years later, when my three children were adults, God opened the door for me to re-enter the academic world with a faculty position at Texas A&M University. I love college teaching at this time in life because I'm able to focus on my students. God gave me the opportunity to move to Kentucky to be part of the faculty at Murray State University. Many people say it's not possible to start a career in your 50's, but with God all things are possible. Later, I moved to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), where I am an Associate Professor of Marketing. After teaching on the main campus in Corpus Christi, I now teach at the RELLIS Campus, which is is located on the edge of Bryan/College Station. RELLIS features academic programs offered by TAMU-CC, e.g. marketing, and other Texas A&M System universities.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends describe me

hard-working, determined, and thoughtful.

My hobbies

walking, Bible study, and card-making.

Fantasy dinner guests

Nancy Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, and Laura Bush.

Best advice I ever received

Ask God for advice.

My undergrad alma mater

NLU -- Goooooooooo Northeast!

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

no car in college.

If I weren't a professor, I would

be an architect.

Favorite books

The Bible; Pride and Prejudice.

Favorite movies

Pride and Prejudice; You've Got Mail.

Favorite city

Victoria, Canada.

Favorite coffee

I don't drink coffee, but enjoy Diet Dr. Pepper.

Nobody knows I

am an author of 10 books.

My latest accomplishment

received two article acceptances at a major marketing journal; became a grandmother.