Dr. Timothy Smith

Dr. Timothy Smith

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Timothy L. Smith teaches philosophy for the Holy Apostles Seminary Distance Learning Program. He has taught at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California and received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. His areas of interest include metaphysics, the doctrine of the Trinity, philosophy of mind and philosophy of nature.


  • Ph.D.  University of Notre Dame, 2000
  • M.M.S., University of Notre Dame (IN), 1994
  • M.Div., Southern Theological Seminary (KY), 1991
  • B.A., William Jewell College (MO), 1988

Representative Publications

  • “The Catholic Church in the United States: Some Current Trends,” in Church and State: The 7th German-American Colloquium, Wilbad-Kreuth 2002 (Munich: Hans Seidel, 2003)
  • Thomas Aquinas’ Trinitarian Theology: A Study in Theological Method (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2002)
  •  “Aquinas on Aristotle and Creation: Use or Misuse?” Sapientia 55 (2000), pp. 193-216.
  • Ed., Faith and Reason: The Notre Dame Symposium (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2000)
  • “The Context and Character of Thomas Aquinas’ Theory of Appropriations,” The Thomist 63 (1999), pp. 1-35.
  • “The Importance of Order in Theological Discussion,” Sapientia 54 (1999), pp. 227-261