Published on January 13, 2012 by Tully Taylor  

Samford University assistant professor of core curriculum Carol Ann Vaughn Cross recently moderated a session at the American Society of Church History conference Jan. 5-8 in Chicago.

Vaughn Cross moderated four presentations in the "Gendered Christianity in 20th Century Missions and Rituals" session.

"Four papers considered how gender was and is an important way of American Christians' understanding themselves and the missions they sought to export to others in the twentieth century," she said.

Vaughn Cross joined the Samford faculty in 2000.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.