Dr. Trisha Posey

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Dr. Trisha Posey

Director, Honors Scholars Program
Associate Professor of History

Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.Phil., University of Kent, Canterbury, England
B.A., Grand Canyon University


Trisha Posey earned her Ph.D. in American History at the University of Maryland. Before that, she lived in Canterbury, England, where she finished her M.Phil. She received a B.A. in History from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Dr. Posey’s primary interest is in the relationship between religion and reform.  She recently completed a research project on a 19th century farm school on Thompson's Island in Boston Harbor, which was published in the Massachusetts Historical Review. She is also interested in the history of slavery in the United States as well as the enduring legacy of racism left by slavery. More recently, she has begun researching and writing on Christian higher education in Africa and has led faculty workshops on faith integration at Uganda Christian University.  She is passionate about teaching American history, the history of poverty in the United States, American slavery, and African history.

Dr. Posey lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with her husband, Jake, her three children, Eliot, Oliver and Beatrice. She enjoys cooking and eating good food, reading books, running, knitting, gardening, and thinking and writing about social justice.


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