Elsie Froment, PH.D.

Director of Research
Research Professor


  • Ph.D. in History, Queen’s University at Kingston, 1998. Specializing in Twentieth Century American History.
  • M.A. in History, Simon Fraser University, 1984. Specializing in Canadian History.
  • B.Th., Northwest Baptist College, 1980


  • Website – nimer.ca, Northwest Institute for Ministry Education Research (NIMER), 2018- present
  • Editor, Conscientia, research publication of Trinity Western University, 2006-2013
  • President and Editor of website and CACSD Partner, Canadian Association of Christians in Student Development, 2001-2005
  • Review of Robert Burkinshaw, Pilgrims in Lotus Land (1995). Canadian Historical Review 78:1 (March 1997): 155-57.
  • “‘Inevitable From the Beginning’: Queen’s University and Separation From the Presbyterian Church, 1900-1912,” Historical Papers, Canadian Society of Church History, 1996.
  • Selected Presentations

Courses Taught

  • 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

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Research and Research Faculty, Northwest Baptist Seminary, 2018-present
  • Academic Initiatives, Quality Assurance, Research Administration, Trinity Western University, 2000-2017
  • President, Canadian Association of Christians in Student Development, 2001-2005
  • Faculty, Assistant Dean, Northwest Baptist College, 1988-1993


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