Nick Smith

Nick Smith is professor and chairperson of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Department of Philosophy. He has been at UNH since 2002. Before coming to UNH, Smith, who holds a JD and PhD, 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 and contributes regularly to interviews in national media outlets. Smith says that working with Dylan was “a unique experience for me because his IT background and interest in artificial intelligence actually led me to create a new course, The Future of Humanity, so that we could continue discussing these issues. Dylan took the class and helped me design the class the first time I taught it. It was especially gratifying to have Andrew Ware (UNH ’18 and former Inquiry author) also involved in this process, because Andrew recently worked on a SURF with me on AI. He served as an example and mentor for Dylan on bridging philosophical research and emerging technology. Andrew and Dylan were part of the Department of Philosophy’s inspiration for a new major, Philosophy of Business, Innovation, and Technology.” Smith has mentored many undergraduate researchers and considers it “one of the genuine highlights of teaching at UNH.”