T. Scott McGinnis
Professor of Religion
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Biblical and Religious Studies
Office: 230 Chapman Hall
Email: tsmcginn@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4260
Curriculum Vitae

Scott McGinnis received his B.S. from Samford University, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to the book, George Gifford and the Reformation of the Common Sort: Puritan Perspectives on Elizabethan Religious Life (Truman State University Press, 2004), McGinnis has published articles, essays, and book reviews in the area of Christianity in early modern England and the history of dissenting movements. Among the courses he teaches are Cultural Perspectives, Biblical Foundations, Christian Theology, The Craft of Religious Studies and the History of Christianity. He also teaches the department’s London-based course, Monarchs, Bishops, and Martyrs: the English Reformation. He is an active member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church and enjoys speaking in many area churches.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S., Samford University
  • M.B.A., The University of Alabama
  • M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill