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About Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Smith, appointed Chair of the Department of History and Government in 2016, teaches courses in American politics, constitutional law, and research methodology/data analysis. He has authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. His primary research interest is in the field of religion and American politics. Before joining the faculty at Cedarville, Dr. Smith taught at Tulane University and Calvin College. He also writes for Bereans @ The Gate.


Present Chair, Department of History and Government, Cedarville University Department of History and Government
Present Professor of Political Science, Cedarville University Department of History and Government
Present Director, Cedarville University Center for Political Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2007
  • The Cove Award, Cedarville University - 2007
  • Excellence in Education Award, Ohio Magazine - 2014
  • Academic Service Award, Cedarville University - 2016


  • American Constitutional Law
  • American Political Thought
  • Church and State in America
  • Congress
  • Jurisprudence-Philosophy of Law
  • Politics and American Culture
  • Popular Culture & Politics
  • Research in Political Science

Contact Information

Department of History and Government
Cedarville University
HGC 124


Journal Articles (4)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (5)

Encyclopedia Entries (4)

Book Reviews (1)

Magazine Articles (8)

Conference Presentations (20)