A. William Smith

Associate Professor

BS Chemistry
BFA Movement
BA Mathematics
Bmus Composition
MA Interdisciplinary
PhD Art and Theatre


Will Smith, hungry and cold, was found in a basket floating on a log raft down the Old Man River by sisters. At age 5 he showed prodigious artistic ability by frescoing the walls of the women’s dormitory when the convent was on a retreat on a mountaintop. He was put in the naughty room because the sisters found nudity a tad too risqué, but fortunately St. Vitis recognized Smith’s talent and gave him a computer. The rest is history—the U of L begged him to be their President but alas, Smith deferred for fine arts; New Media.