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  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., 2018
  • Master of Science, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2009
  • Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn., 2005

Research Interests

  • Dynamic modeling of health and performance data
  • Collective behavior, cognition, and emotion in team sports

Courses Taught

  • RSCH 610: Foundations and Methods of Research
  • RSCH 612/712: Proposal Design
  • RSCH 620: Educational and Psychological Statistics I


  • Smith. D. M., Ric, A., Goncalves, B., Torrents, C., Sampaio, J., & Hristovski, R. (2017, May). Exploring coordination in soccer players’ movements using regime switching state space models. Paper presented at the World Conference on Science and Soccer, Rennes, France.
  • Smith, D. M., Abtahi, M., Amiri, A. M., & Mankodiya, K. (2016, August). Bivariate autoregressive state-space modeling of psychophysiological time series data. Paper presented at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, Fla. 
  • Smith, D. M., Walls, T. A., Abtahi, M., & Mankodiya, K. (2016, July). An application of state-space time series analysis to psychophysiological data. Poster presented at the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Asheville, N.C.
  • Smith, D. M. (2015, May). Effects of ARMA processes, specification of correlated error, and number of time points on latent growth model fit and parameter bias: a Monte Carlo study. Poster presented at Modern Modeling Methods, Storrs, Conn.


  • Smith, D. M., & Martiny, S. E. (2018). Stereotype threat in sport: Recommendations for applied practice and research. The Sport Psychologist, 32(4), 311-320. doi: 10.1123/tsp.2017-0134
  • Smith, D. M., & Walls, T. A. (2016). Multiple time scale models in sport and exercise science. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20(4), 185-199. doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2016.1195390
  • Smith, D. M. (2016). Neurophysiology of action anticipation in athletes: A systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 60, 115-120. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.11.007
  • Smith, D. M., & Walls, T. A. (2014). mHealth analytics. In L.A. Marsch, S.E. Lord, & J. Dallery (Eds.), Behavioral Healthcare and Technology (pp. 153-167). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.