Jennifer Smith
Sabbatical Fellow
Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization

J.A.T. Smith is a sabbatical fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. 

J. A. T. Smith (PhD, UCLA) is an Associate Professor of English, Coordinator and founder of the Digital Humanities Minor, and the Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University. In her time there, she has received an award for excellence in teaching as well as a major grant to develop a Christian pedagogical app called The Vineyard. Her primary scholarly research focuses on the language and theology of late medieval English bishop, Reginald Pecock. She has published a translation of his last polemical volume, The Book of Faith (UCLA-CMRS, 2020), and is currently working on a major project which seeks to sequence and situate the entirety of his corpus. She also researches in the areas of digital pedagogy and rhetoric. She is currently serving as the Media Officer for the Medieval Association of the Pacific as well as the Convener for the Pepperdine Dialogue Dinners, a program to facilitate and further robust intellectual conversation between faculty.