Museum of Anthropology
The 4Hs of Tourism
Documentaries by Valene Smith
Life is a journey not a destination
—Vincent Van Gogh
January - July 2016 Spring Exhibit
"Fired Earth: Beauty and Tradition in Asian Ceramics"
Valene's Smith's autobiography
Stereopticon: Entry to a Life of Travel and Tourism Research.
Published by Cognizant Communications as part of their Tourism Dynamics series.
Valene L. Smith © 2010-2015
Valene L. Smith
Department of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400
PhD Anthropology-University of Utah, Salt Lake City (1966)
MA Geography-University of California, Los Angeles (1950)
BA Geography-University of California, Los Angeles (1946)
Named, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, California State University, Chico (2010)
Founding Chair, IUAES Commission on Tourism (1998)
Chair, Working Group on the Anthropology of Tourism, International Commission of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (1993-2005)
Founding Member, International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Madrid, Spain (1988)
US Delegate to the Tourism Commission, International Geographical Union (1986-1992)
Outstanding Educator, Soroptimist International of the Americas (1983)
Outstanding Professor, California State Colleges and Universities (1981-82)
Chancellors’ Leave for Creative Activity (1969-70)
Fulbright Professor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (1953-54)
Professor, Earth Sciences, Los Angeles City College (1947-67)
Professor, Anthropology, California State University, Chico (1967- 98)
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, California State University (1998)
Founding President, Chico Museum Association
Charter Member, Enloe Hospital Foundation Board of Directors (1986)
ATHENA Award for Community Service US Chamber of Commerce (1988)
California State University Foundation, Board of Governors (2001-10)
American Men and Women in Science
Who’s Who in America
2000 Women of the 20th Century
ConsultanciesMajor Symposia OrganizedTravel Industry ExperienceEnvironmental Assessment, Impact of Hydro-Electric Dam Construction on Wildlife Refuges, Akuyreri, Iceland: Regional Tourist Organization (1999Joint Seminar, Caribbean Tourism Organization and World Tourism Organization Trinidad and Tobago (1990)Chief, Sectoral Mission. Socio-Cultural Impacts, Boracay, Philippines. Madrid: World Tourist Organization, Resource Specialist, Tourism and Socio-Cultural Change in the Caribbean (1987)California Highway 89 Tourism Development Project, Battle Creek, Michigan: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Sacramento, California: Job Training Development Program (1983-85)Tourism Bibliography, Washington DC: World Bank for Reconstructionand Economic Development(1975)INUPIAT PAITOT (Elder’s Heritage Workshop), Northwest Alaska Native Association (NANA), Kotzebue, Alaska (1976)Eskimo Point (Hudson Bay): Community Assessment. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND), Ottawa, Canada-Sept. to November (1969).Symposia, Culture Change and Tourism, Society for Applied Anthropology, Tampa, Florida. April (2007)Symposia on Tourism, American Anthropological Assoc., San Jose, CA, Scholarly Activities. November (2006)FIVE Day Symposium, Tourism at the Crossroads, International Congress, Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences, Williamsburg, VA. July (1998)Tourism Symposium, International Congress Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences, Mexico City. July (1993)First International Tourism Symposium, Society for Applied Anthropology Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. April (1977)Tourism Symposium, American Anthropological Association, November, Washington, DC (1975)First National Symposium, Anthropology of Tourism; American Anthropological Association, November, Mexico City (1974)TIM Tours (Travel for Inquiring Minds), Los Angeles and Chico, CA (1955-present)Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), Institute of Certified Travel Counselors Wellesley, Massachusetts (1982-present)Owner and Manager, Jet-Age Travel Service, Los Angeles and Chico, CA (1959-79)International Tour Guide, American Express Company (1955-59)
Hosts & Guests Revisited: Tourism Issues of the 21st Century,
Smith, Valene L., and Brent, Maryann, Editors
Communication Corp., Putnam Valley, NY.
Smith, Valene L., Editor
HOSTS AND GUESTS: The Anthropology of Tourism. 1977.
Second Edition, 1989. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pa.
Smith, Valene L., Senior Editor
TOURISM DYNAMICS SERIES. 1997-2010.