Dr. Smith served as the Chair of Physical, Health and Kinesiology at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul for 29 years. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Kristine Smith was employed with several K–12 school districts as a physical education and health teacher, volleyball coach, basketball coach, track coach, intramural director, aquatics instructor and school district curriculum writer.
She has also supervised student teachers and taught activity classes at the University of Minnesota. Smith has formerly coached volleyball, basketball, and track and field at University of Northwestern.
Smith has made refereed presentations and community presentations and seminars in the specialty areas of Adolescent Health Issues, Stress Management and Women's Health.
She is married and has two children.
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use Prevention
- Teacher preparation: Physical Education and Health Education
- Stress Management
- Women's Health
- Faith-Based Health
- Sport Management
- Application of Health/Wellness Concepts