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Dr. Ginger S. Frost

Research Professor of History
Professor, History, Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Ginger Frost

Contact Information

Phone: 726-2819
Office: Divinity Hall (Beeson Divinity School) N201

Biographical Information

Dr. Ginger Frost is Research Professor of History. Originally from Sherman, Texas, she received her B.A. in History from Texas Woman's University in 1983, her M.A. in History from Louisiana State University in 1986, and her Ph.D. in History from Rice University in 1991. Before coming to Samford, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Wesleyan College (1991-93); and Judson College in Elgin, Illinois (1994-96). She came to Samford in 1996 as an Assistant Professor of History, rising to Full Professor in 2006. Her areas of teaching interest include British history (1485-present), Reformation Europe, Modern Europe, and European Family History.  She was named Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher in 2008, and won the Dean's Award for Research in 2012. During her seventeen years at Samford, Frost has served on many committees, including seven search committees, both the college and university curriculum committees, and the university writing committee. She directed the University Honors Program from 1998 to 2007.

 Frost is the author of three books: Promises Broken: Courtship. Class and Gender in Victorian England (Virginia, 1995); Living in Sin: Cohabiting as Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-Century England (Manchester, 2008); and Victorian Childhoods (Praeger, 2009). She has also written eighteen peer-reviewed articles. She is a former President of the Southern Conference on British Studies, and now serves on the editorial board of the Victorians Institute Journal and The Journal of Victorian Culture. She has received two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Stipends (2000, 2009), and has served twice on evaluation panels for the NEH in Washington, D.C (2002, 2011). She also spent a sabbatical year as a fellow of the National Humanities Center in Triangle Park, NC in 2002-03, and was a member of Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 2009-10. She is currently finishing a monograph  called Strangers in the Blood: Growing up Illegitimate in England, 1860-1930.

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