Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, MA, PhD

Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, MA, PhD
Associate Fellow

Patrick T. Smith, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. He has specific interests in the areas of ethical theory, end-of-life medical ethics, hospice palliative care, and philosophical theology. He received an academic appointment as a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics through the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics (formerly the Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine) for the 2013–2015 academic years. He is an Associate Fellow in the Academy of Fellows, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity of Trinity International University. Along with regional commitments, he is dedicated to global education having taught courses and provided lectures to pastors, medical professionals, educators and community leaders in Kitwe, Zambia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and various regions in the West Indies.

Patrick also works professionally as the Ethics Coordinator for Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, MI. He has been a member of the state Board of Directors for the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, a member of the ethics advisory council for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the Children's Hospital Boston Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Community Ethics Committee sponsored by the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group.

His educational background includes a B.S. in Business Administration, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, M.A., Ph.D. in philosophy from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. He has given numerous seminars and professional presentations on a wide range of topics at professional meetings and conferences in various health care organizations, churches, on radio, and college and university campuses. He enjoys listening to classic jazz and watching baseball and college football. He and his wife have two beautiful children.

Updated February 2015