Janet E. Smith, Ph. D.

Janet E. Smith, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas, holds her doctorate from the University of Toronto and has taught at the University of Notre Dame. In recent years, she has become the leading expositor and defender of the moral teaching of the Church, particularly on the issue of contraception.  Her popular recorded lecture, “Contraception: Why Not?”, represents the beauty and logic of the Church’s teaching on the topic and has been instrumental in educating Catholics and non-Catholics alike.  She lectures widely in this country and abroad and is a consultant to the Pontifical Commission on the Family.