Clarence Smith Jr.

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Smith began his career as a staff industrial engineer with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He returned to NC State in 1978, as the inaugural ISE extension specialist. He joined the ISE department full time in 1984 as the first-ever assistant department head. He held that position until his retirement in 2010. During his tenure, he advised for over 4,000 graduates or approximately 80% of all BSIE graduates from the program since its start in 1931.


MSIE 1983

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

NC State University

BSIE 1969

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

NC State University

Honors and Awards

  • C.A. Anderson Outstnding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 1980
  • Outstanding Extension Award, NC State University, 1984
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professorship, NC State University, 1985
  • Outstanding Faculty Advising Award, NC State University, 2005
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2005
  • Phil Carroll Award for Outstanding Achievement in Work Measurement, Institute of Industrial Engineers,