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Patrick Smith

  • Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.S. (Auburn University)
  • M.Div (Trinity International University)
  • M.A., Ph.D. (Wayne State University)


Faith and Reason, Hospice, End-of-Life Care, Bioethics


Patrick has specific interests in the areas of ethical theory, end-of-life medical ethics, hospice palliative care, religious epistemology and analytic 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. 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 also is 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.

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 been married since 1998. They have two beautiful children.