Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Faculty & Staff

Francis J. Smith

Additional Information

Francis J. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar, a former lecturer in the Classics at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and a head of Classics and Modern Languages at Wayland High School. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and was Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 1985. He was one of two educators featured in the PBS television documentary “Great Teachers of America,” and appeared on an NBC nightly news segment on the revival of the Classics. He has led acclaimed study tours of Italy, offering on-site lectures and discussions on the history, art, and architecture of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy.

1 course: 

Dante, Milton and the Devil (Video Conference)