Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., University of Minnesota


Lyle Smith grew up in Minneapolis, Minn. He attended Wheaton College, and graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he also completed post-graduate work in English Renaissance studies. His dissertation dealt with the history of English anti-clerical satire between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, culminating in the Martin Marprelate pamphlets of 1588–89. He is married to a beautiful California girl who, for ten years, was a missionary in South Africa, worked until 2004 as a psychotherapist and taught in the Human Services department at California State University, Fullerton.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • English
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature
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