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NAME: Derek Michaud
INSTITUTION: University of Southern Maine
Philosophy Department
47 Exeter Street
Portland, Maine 04104
EMAIL: dmichaud@bu.edu
PHONE: 207-435-6317
WEBSITE: http://derekmichaud.wordpress.com/
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Christian Platonism, The Cambridge Platonists

Ph.D., Theology
Boston University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences,
Division of Religious and Theological Studies, 2015.
“Reason turned into Sense: John Smith on Spiritual Sensation,” Ray Hart (Boston University), Garth W. Green (McGill University), Douglas Hedley (Cambridge University), and Boyd T.Coolman (Boston College).

STM, Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
Boston University School of Theology, May 2003.

MA, Theology
Bangor Theological Seminary, May 2001.
“The Centrality of the Doctrine of Creation in the Theological Anthropology of Paul Tillich and Paramahansa Yogananda” (Thesis; OCLC Number: 59758418), advisor: Oscar E. Remick.

BA, Psychology
University of Maine, May 1999.


2012-present Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine
2011-2013 Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, Middlesex Community College
2002 Adjunct Instructor, “20th Century Humanities,” Thomas College


Articles, Chapters, & Reviews
Forthcoming “Varieties of Spiritual Sense: Cusanus and John Smith,” in Nicholas of Cusa in Early Modern Thought, Torrance Kirby, Joshua Hollmann, and Eric Parker, eds. Brill.

“The Legacy of a ‘Living Library’: The Transatlantic Reception of John Smith,” Cambridge Platonism: Sources and Legacies, Douglas Hedley,

Sarah Hutton, and David Leech, eds. The International Archives of the History of Ideas. Springer.

2013 “Personal Identity: How do we Survive Our Death?” [Georg Gasser, ed., (Ashgate, 2010)] The Heythrop Journal, 54, Issue 2 (March, 2013) [DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2012.00784_1009.x], 330-1.

2011 “The Patristic Roots of John Smith’s ‘True Way or Method of Attaining to Divine Knowledge,’” in Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body: Mystical Sensuality, Thomas Cattoi and June McDaniel, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

“Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years,” [Diarmaid MacCulloch, (Viking, 2010)] Symposia, 3 (June 2011). http://symposia.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/symposia/article/view/14 564/11570

2008 "Toward an Adequate Model for the Theology of Religions." In Engaging Particularities. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College eScholarship. http://escholarship.bc.edu/engaging_cp/20

2005 “Health as a Metaphor for the Created Condition,” Bulletin of the North American Paul Tillich Society 31(2) (Spring 2005): 28-44. http://pantheon.yale.edu/~kjb27/napts/assets/newsletters/NL312.pdf

2003 “A Theology of Engagement,” [Ian Markham, (Blackwell, 2003)] The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 6(1) (2004): 139-45. http://www.jcrt.org/archives/06.1/michaud.pdf

“Reflections on Ecology, Theology and Ethics,” Quodlibet Journal 5(4) October 2003. http://www.quodlibet.net/michaud-ecology.shtml

“Chaos and Tehomophobia,” [Catherine Keller’s The Face of the Deep (Routledge, 2002)] The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 4(3) (August 2003): 115-7. http://www.jcrt.org/archives/04.3/michaud.pdf


2013 “John Smith's Lasting Influence: The Transatlantic Reception of a 'Living Library',” Revisioning Cambridge Platonism: Workshop 3: Reception and Influence, Clare College, Cambridge University, 1 June 2013.


2011 “St. Bonaventure on Divine Unity and the Inner Life of the One,” at the “Christian Platonism” session of the Platonism and Neoplatonism Group, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, November, 2011.

2009 "The Cambridge Platonist John Smith's debt to Origen for an Early Modern Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses," invited paper, Boston Colloquy of Historical Theology, Boston College, 30 July 2009. Respondent: Mark McInroy (Harvard Divinity School).

“Sacrifice, Bodies, and the Image of God,” response paper on the panel, “Sacrifice, Bodies, and the Image of God: An Interdisciplinary Conversation about the Roles and Relevance of Christian Theologies in Changing Times,” with Marla Marcum and Sean Delmore of Boston University School of Theology, at Bodies in Motion: Graduate Student Conference, University of Rhode Island, 28 March 2009.

2008 “The Patristic Roots of John Smith’s ‘True Way or Method of Attaining to Divine Knowledge,’” at the “Eastern Orthodoxy and the Spiritual Senses,” joint session of the Mysticism and Eastern Orthodox Studies Groups, the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, 3 November 2008.

“In Search of a Theology of Religions,” Engaging Particularities Conference, Boston College, March 2008.

2004 “Health as a Metaphor for the Created Condition,” at the annual meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society in San Antonio Texas, 19 November 2004.

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