Kathryn Smith-Hicks

Project Manager


Dr. Kathryn Smith-Hicks serves as a project manager with Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. She supports Department of Defense (DoD) installations through natural resource management, documentation, and monitoring. 

Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Central Arkansas, a master's of science in wildlife and conservation science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a doctorate in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University where her research focused on the influence of science, public attention, and political influences in Endangered Species Act listing decisions. 

Kathryn began working for the institute in 2008 as a graduate research assistant working with the Research and Management of Endangered Species team on projects that focused primarily on the distribution, abundance, productivity, and habitat use of the endangered golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo within their breeding ranges in Texas. 

Kathryn currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and daughter. In her free time she enjoys hiking, birding, and reading books with her daughter.