Nick Smith

Nick Smith is professor and chairperson of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Department of Philosophy. He has been at UNH for sixteen years. Before coming to UNH, Smith, who holds a J.D. and Ph.D., worked as a litigator for a private law firm and as a judicial clerk for the Honorable R. L. Nygaard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has published two books on his studies on the meaning and role of apologies in justice and contributes regularly to interviews in national media outlets. Smith has mentored many undergraduate researchers at UNH and considers it “one of the genuine highlights of teaching at UNH.” Dr. Smith first met Andrew in an introductory philosophy course in Andrew’s first semester at UNH. “I knew from first working with him that he really could write his ticket to whatever he wanted to do after UNH,” said Smith. Working with Andrew has pushed Smith to dig deeper into areas that he is interested in. Smith believes learning to write for Inquiry is useful for students in philosophy because it allows them to communicate complex ideas to a broader public in concise and compelling ways.