Dr. Mark Smith Professor of History
Mark Smith began teaching at The College of Idaho in 1989. His scholarly interests include ancient/medieval Western civilization, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the reformation, history of Christianity, ancient Greek and Latin.
He also published a computer program in 1988 called Pharos, an application for searching and analyzing Greek literary texts in the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (now converted to Windows and distributed as Musaios).
Beyond the classroom: Dr. Smith is often to be found on the tennis court, on the basketball court (most every MWF at 11:30 since 1991), on the golf course, on the slopes at Bogus, waterskiing at Cascade, scuba diving in Hawaii, building homes, flying a Cessna over the Sawtooths, playing the drums, piano, or guitar, birding, hiking, or laying low at home with Debi, his wife of 38 years, and a C of I alumna. They have two children: Diana, a school counselor and Yoga instructor, and Zeus, a 75-pound golden retriever, who really does believe he rules the world from Mount Olympus.
Dr. Smith is a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Bethsaida Excavations in Israel, and formerly served as the Academic Vice President of The College of Idaho for ten years.
Dr. Smith has led study tours in Israel, Greece, Hawaii, Turkey, and Italy
- Ph. D., Ancient/Medieval/Reformation History, University of California, Santa Barbara
- M. A., Ancient/Medieval/Reformation History, University of California, Santa Barbara
- MDiv., Church History, Denver Seminary
- B.A., Religious Studies, Westmont College