Dr. Clyde Curry Smith

Emeritus Professor of History

Dr. Clyde Curry Smith

After retirement, Dr. Smith has been active with numerous professional appointments in the U.S. and England including Adjunct and Visiting Professorships, Senior Academic Fellow and Scholar in Residence.

An update from Dr. Smith (November 2006) . . .

My wife and I continue to live in River Falls in our retirement from the University, where she was the Affirmative Action Officer. She served on the Pierce County Board of Supervisors, and serves at present on the Plan Commission of the City of River Falls. Our son, Harald, his wife Mary, and their three children live in Groveland, MA where he works as Product Manager, Information Integration Solutions, IBM. Our daughter, Karen, her huband Philip, and their four children live in Lumberton, NJ where Philip works in Engineering Management for Lockheed Martin and Karen teaches pre-school as well as supervises the regional Girl Scout Council.

Though remaining "unwired," I would nevertheless be pleased to be contacted consultatively by students interested in any aspect of "Ancient History and Religions," or any time by those alumni who wish to maintain or renew connections, at my home address by mail: 2642 Golf View Drive, River Falls WI 54022. If necessary I could be reached by phone: 715-425-6383.


  • D.Litt. Fairfax University
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, Biblical
  • M.A. University of Chicago, Semitic Languages and Literature
  • D.B. University of Chicago, Philosophical Theology
  • M.S. Miami University, Ohio, Mathematical Physics
  • B.A. Miami University, Ohio, Honors Physics

Served UWRF 1965-1990

Areas of interest

  • Ancient Near East
  • History of Assyria
  • Old Testament World
  • Early Christianity
  • Greek language
  • Classical Greek history
  • Imperial Roman history