David A. Smith
Dr. David A. Smith is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University in San Marcos and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. In addition to his book Money for Art: The Tangled Web of Art and Politics in American Democracy (Ivan R. Dee, 2008), his columns on art, culture and politics have appeared in the Weekly Standard and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He and his wife, who is an associate professor of fashion merchandising at Baylor, have two children and live in Woodway, Texas.