Wayland Patrick Smith
Feb. 18, 2000
Wayland Patrick Smith, professor emeritus in management, died Jan. 16 in Arizona. He was 73.
Smith retired in 1989 after serving for 14-1/2 years as a faculty member in both management and mechanical engineering. Before coming to WMU, he served as the dean of experimental colleges and a professor of industrial engineering at the State University of New York-Buffalo. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin, Case Institute of Technology and Michigan State University.
In 1968-69, Smith was a Lucas Visiting Professor in the engineering and production department at the University of Birmingham, England. He was a National Science Foundation Teaching Faculty Fellow in 1958-59.
He was a 1947 graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the Case Institute of Technology.