Dr. Cody R. Smith


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • PhD, Science Education, North Carolina State University


  • KIN 250 - Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 252 - Applied Human Physiology

Professional experience

Selected Publications

  • Smith, C.R. & Delgado, C. (2021). Developing a model of graduate teaching assistant teacher efficacy: How do high and low teacher efficacy teaching assistants compare? CBE-Life Sciences Education, 20(1), ar2, 1-10.
  • Smith, C.R., Menon, D., Wierzbicki, A, & Dauer, J.M. (2023). Exploring STEM Teaching Assistants Self-efficacy and its Relation to Approaches to Teaching. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 22(1), ar6, 1-11.
  • Smith, C.R., Menon, D., Wierzbicki, A, & Dauer, J.M. (2023). Teaching assistant responses to COVID-19: Investigating relationships between stress, self-efficacy and approaches to teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching, 52(3), 11-19.
  • Smith, C.R., Butts, C.L., Adams, J.D., Tucker, M.A., Moyen, N.E., Ganio, M.S., & McDermott, B.P. (2018). Effect of a novel cooling kit on perceptual, physiological, and performance parameters following exercise in the heat. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 27, 413-418.

Professional Affiliations

  • Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP)

Research and professional interests

  • Teaching assistant professional development
  • Teaching beliefs and pedagogy
  • Discipline based education research (DBER)