Smith, Roger 1953-

views updated

SMITH, Roger 1953-

PERSONAL: Born April 15, 1953, in Billings, MT; son of Arthur F. (a high school teacher) and Dorothy (a homemaker; maiden name, Crambert) Smith; married Cherie Herman (divorced, June, 1987); married Sandra Wilborn (a physician), May 9, 1990; children: Shea, Maren. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Reed College, 1971-72; University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., M.A., 1980; Stanford University, Ph.D., 1987. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Tin whistle, dragon boating.

ADDRESSES: Home—2644 N.E. 24th Ave., Portland, OR 97212. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Nevada (magazine), Carson City, associate editor, 1981-82; Associated Press, Carson City, legislative correspondent, 1986; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, assistant professor of English, 1987-89; writer, 1989—. Adjunct instructor at Linfield College, Willamette University, and Concordia College, all in Oregon, between 1989 and 1994. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1973-77.

MEMBER: Planetary Society, Nature Conservancy.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright grant for Denmark, 1985-86.

WRITINGS:

(With Phil Allen and Alastair Bearne) Energy, Matter, and Form: Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of the Trees Press (Boulder Creek, CA), 1977.

Popular Physics and Astronomy: An Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1996.

(Editor) The Solar System, Salem Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1998.

(Associate editor) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Marshall Cavendish (Freeport, NY), 1998.

Biographies of Scientists: An Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1998.

Inventions and Inventors, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS: Roger Smith once told CA: "I write to supply readers with clear explanations of natural phenomena, technology, and the methods of science."

About this article

Smith, Roger 1953-

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article