Joshua Smith is very pleased to join the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola. He brings a wide range of experience in the instruction of literature and composition. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in American literature and culture. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California. His research is in American literature, where he specializes in the nineteenth century, the American West, popular culture, media and race. As an ordained minister, he has participated in pastoral and short-term missions ministry at his local church for several years. Joshua is also a professional speaker and saxophone player. Animated, humorous, thought-provoking and explosive, he engages students with a personable and inspirational teaching style. Joshua and his wife Marsee have two boys, Josué and Angelo.
2014 Outstanding Dedicated Service, Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs
2004—2005 English Department Fellowship, University of Southern California
2004 Louis Owens Minority Travel Grant, Western Literature Association
1998—2003 Teaching Fellowship, University of Southern California
1996—1998 Academic Advancement Program Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles
1995—1997 University of California Regents Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles