- Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, New Mexico State University, 2005
- B.A., Biology and English, Saint Ambrose University, 1994
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- Behavioral Ecology
- Julie W. Smith, Trevor Fetz, Monika Shea, Craig W. Benkman. "Nest-site selection by Cassia Crossbills and management implications." Journal of Field Ornithology Vol. 93, 2021: 203-211.
- Cody K. Porter and Julie W. Smith. "Diversification in trophic morphology and a mating signal are coupled in the early stages of sympatric divergence in crossbills." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society Vol. 12, 2020: 74-87.