Elsie Froment, PH.D.

Director of Research
Research Professor

Education

PhD in History, Queen’s University at Kingston, 1998. Specializing in Twentieth Century American History

MA in History, Simon Fraser University, 1984. Specializing in Canadian History

BTh, Northwest Baptist College, 1980

Professional Experience:

Academic Initiatives, Quality Assurance, Research Administration, Trinity Western University, 2000-2017

President, Canadian Association of Christians in Student Development, 2001-2005

Faculty, Administrator, Northwest Baptist College, 1988-1993

Publications

Articles

“‘Inevitable From the Beginning’: Queen’s University and Separation From the Presbyterian Church, 1900-1912,” Historical Papers, Canadian Society of Church History, 1996.

Book Reviews

Review of Robert Burkinshaw, Pilgrims in Lotus Land (1995).  Canadian Historical Review 78:1 (March 1997): 155-57.

Selected Presentations

“Involving Undergraduates in Your Research,” Faculty Development Seminar, Trinity Western University, January 12, 2009

“Canadian Identity in Student Affairs,” Canadian Association of Christians in Student Development, Canadian Mennonite University, June 2, 2005

“For the Student or For the Profession?: The Role of Student Affairs in Higher Education Reform Since 1945,” Canadian History of Education Association, University of Western Ontario, October 12-15, 2000.

“From YMCA/YWCA to University 101: Secularization and the University of South Carolina After 1945,” Canadian Society of Church History, University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 26, 2000.

“Comprehensive Assessment Across Student Affairs,” Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, Victoria, B.C., June 22,1999.

“Access and Activism: Development of the University 101 Concept at the University of South Carolina Before 1970,” National Conference of the Freshman Year Experience, Columbia, South Carolina, February 22, 1999.

“From YMCA to Student Affairs: Secularization and the University of South Carolina, 1955-1975,” Geneva House, Queen’s University, February 1998.

Selected Courses

  • Christianity in the West I, II
  • History of Western Thought
  • Baptist History and Thought
  • History of Leadership and Gender
  • History of Women in Western Christianity
  • Women in Western Thought and Theology
  • History of Higher Education and the Role of Student Affairs

Research Interests

  • Religion, Education, and Gender
  • Current Research: Popular Christian Literature on Gender, 1960-2000

Personal Interests

  • Family, reading, cooking, travel