Lisa Smith is an educator, writer, and speaker who is the author of Godly Character(s): Insights for Spiritual Passion from the Lives of 8 Women in the Bible (Square Halo Books, 2019); The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story (Lexington Books, 2012); and essays on historic religious revivals, innovative teaching techniques, and spiritual growth.

As an English professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Lisa teaches early American literature and writing. Her courses focus on gender and spirituality in early American texts, expository and creative writing, and spiritual autobiography. Lisa enjoys developing new approaches to learning such as utilizing virtual reality to help students connect with important historical events and analyzing comics in composition classes.

Lisa earned her PhD in early American literature at the University of Delaware and lives in southern California.

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