T. Scott McGinnis
Professor of Religion
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Biblical and Religious Studies
230 Chapman Hall
Curriculum Vitae

Scott McGinnis received his BS from Samford University, an MBA from the University of Alabama, an MA from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an MA and PhD 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 on Christianity in early modern England and history of dissenting movements. He teaches Christian Theology, Biblical Foundations, Western Intellectual Tradition, Method and Research, the History of Christianity, and Global Christianity. He also teaches the department’s London-based travel course on the English Reformation and a travel course to Germany and Switzerland, Reformation and Revolutions. He is an active member of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church and enjoys speaking at many area churches.

Degrees and Certifications

  • BS, Samford University
  • MBA, The University of Alabama
  • MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill