Justin Marc Smith, PhD

Program Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

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Justin Smith was born and raised in Los Angeles. His educational journey includes Occidental College (BA 2000); Fuller Seminary (MDiv, 2003); The Graduate Theological Union (MA, 2005); and The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK (PhD, 2010). He has taught at APU since 2011 first as an adjunct then as a full-time professor. Justin has published in the area of the Gospels and Gospel genre as well as Biblical interpretation. He has served the university in a wide variety of capacities, including Faculty Senate, Senate Steering Committee, and currently as Chair of the Biblical & Religious Studies Department.


  • Ph.D. New Testament - St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews
  • M.A. Biblical Languages - The Graduate Theological Union (GTU)
  • M.Div - Fuller Theological Seminary
  • A.B. Religious Studies - Occidental College

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Courses Taught

  • GRKB 300 - Intermediate Greek I
  • PRBL 230 - Luke/Acts
  • RELG 351 - Introduction to Islam
  • UBBL 230 - Luke/Acts
  • UBBL 330 - Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • UBBL 442 - Prison and Pastoral Epistles
  • UBBL 496 - Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology & Ethics