Evans Lansing Smith

Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D., co-chair of Mythological Studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute – home of Joseph Campbell archives and the only advanced degree Mythology program in the world. Evans Lansing Smith traveled with Joseph Campbell on tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya, with a focus on the Arthurian Romances and the mythologies of the Ancient World.He is a published poet, and the author of 8 books and many articles on Comparative Literature and Mythology.

He has a B.A. in English from Williams College, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch International, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Claremont Graduate School. He has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, and is currently Co-Chair of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA.