Dr. Mark Smith Professor of History and Weyerhaeuser Chair
Mark Smith began teaching at The College of Idaho in 1989. His academic interests include ancient civilization, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the Reformation, history of Christianity, ancient Greek, and Latin.
Beyond the classroom: Dr. Smith is likely 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 Tamarack, waterskiing at Cascade, scuba diving in Hawai’i, building houses, flying a Cessna, playing the drums, piano, guitar, or ukulele, birding, hiking, or playing Pickleball with Debi, his wife of 40+ years, and a C of I alumna. They have a daughter, Dia, a therapist in Boise and a C of I alumna.
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