Dr. Thomas W. Smith is the Director of the University Honors Program. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Three time recipient of the Martin Manley Distinguished Teaching Award in Political Science, he was also awarded Villanova’s Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001. Dr. Smith was the founding chair of the Department of Humanities at Villanova, where he currently holds an appointment. He has published a book on Aristotle and a variety of articles on politics, literature, theology, and philosophy.