Garvin Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Phone Number 208-496-3840

Email Address

Email Address   282 Smith Building


  • MA in Applied Economics, 1996, University of Central Florida
  • Ludwig Von Mises Institute, Clairmont College
  • BA in Economics, University of Central Florida


  • Economic Principles
  • Austrian Economics
  • History of Economic Thought


  • "Economic Principles - A Facilitated Guide" a Study Guide/Workbook (Kendall-Hunt) for use in class incorporating study tools and worksheets. (ISBN: 0-7872-9449-7)
  • Currently writing a principles of economics textbook. Rough drafts of several chapters are complete, other chapters in various stages of completion. Want to read it?

Work Experience

  • Instructor - Flathead Valley Community College
  • Assistant Professor - Daytona State College
  • Visiting Instructor - University of Central Florida
  • Project Engineer / Project Superintendent - J.L. Manta, Inc.
    • Orlando Airport Expansion project
    • Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex projects
    • Various Water Treatment / Waste Treatment projects
  • Contract Scheduling Engineer - Bechtel Power Corp.
    • IPP Coal-fired Generating Station, Delta Utah
    • WPPSS Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1 & 2, Hanford, WA
    • Independent farmer: alfalfa, wheat, potatoes, Pasco, WA


  • Convert to the Church at age 21
  • Met his wife (also a convert and a missionary) in the mission field
  • Parents of eight children, and currently 28 grandchildren (some children still in production)