Thomas Smith's Headshot


  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • History of Political Thought
  • Classical Political Thought
  • Christian Political Thought
  • Liberal Political Thought
  • Thomas W. Smith (MA ’88) is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences as well as an Ordinary Professor in the Department of Politics. Winner of several departmental and university-wide teaching awards, he has published in some of the leading journals in the nation, including The American Political Science Review, The Review of Politics, Polis, The Journal of Politics, and Polity. He is the author of Revaluing Ethics: Aristotle’s Dialectical Pedagogy (SUNY Press) and is currently working on a book entitled, Faith in Politics. He and his wife have three children and live in Chevy Chase, MD.