Christopher J. Smith

Christopher Smith

Assistant Professor of History
Department of History

Office: DeMoss Hall 4004J
Phone: 434-592-4062


  • Ph.D., University of Houston
  • MA, University of Houston
  • BA, Texas A&M University

Classes Taught Regularly

  • HIUS 221 Survey of American History I
  • HIUS 312 Era of the American Revolution
  • HIEU 370 Eighteenth Century Europe
  • HIEU 380 Nineteenth Century Europe
  • HIST 490 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
  • HIEU 551 Readings in European History
  • HIEU 570 Eighteenth Century Europe
  • HIEU 580 Nineteenth Century Europe
  • HIEU 597 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars


Dr. Christopher J. Smith joined the staff of Liberty University in January of 2012. His research and teaching interests are primarily focused on the era of the Atlantic World Revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but also cover areas as diverse as Ancient Greece and Rome and the American West. Dr. Smith challenges students to place historical personages and events within the broad context of history, so as to obtain a deeper understanding of how the current era developed out of the past.

Dr. Smith has taught at the college level since 2002. He is currently developing his doctoral dissertation, “American Rebels: Soldier Protest in the Early American Military, 1756-1763” for publication. He is also active in the East Texas Historical Association, having presented papers on the history of his alma mater, Texas A&M University.

Dr. Smith and his wife, Margaret, have been married since 2006 and are members of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg.