The University of St. Thomas

Frost, Gloria

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Phone: (651) 962-5352
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5352
Fax: (651) 962-5340

Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas, JRC 241
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 215

Current Courses
Course Title Credit Hours Days Time
115 - 05 Philosophy of Human Person 4 M  -   W  -  F 0935-1040
200 - 02 Ancient Philosophy 4 M  -   W  -  F 0815-0920

Assistant Editor, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2006
B.A., The Catholic University of America, Summa Cum Laude, 2004
Areas of Specialty 
Medieval Philosophy

Areas of Competence
Philosophy of Religion
Ancient Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy

"Aquinas and Scotus on the Source of Contingency," Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, vol. 2 (2014), forthcoming.

"Thomas Bradwardine on God and the Foundations of Modality," British Journal for the History of Philosophy, forthcoming.
"Thomas Aquinas on perpetual truth of essential propositions," History of Philosophy Quarterly, 27.3 (2010): 197-213.

“John Duns Scotus on God’s Knowledge of Sins: A test case for God’s knowledge of contingents,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 48.1 (2010): 15-34.

“Thomas Aquinas on Truths about Nonbeings,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 80 (2006): 101-113.

Online Papers

Selected Presentations
"Three Medieval Models of Primary and Secondary Causation," University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, University of Toronto, September 20-21, 2013.

"Aquinas and Scotus on the Causal Origin of Contingency," American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Session, December 2012 [Invited].

"Aquinas and Scotus on the Causal Origin of Contingency," Modal Logic and Modalities in Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy, Annual Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, October 18-20 [Invited].

"Thomas Aquinas on God's infallible causation of contingent effects," The Metaphysics of Aquinas and Its Modern Interpreters: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, 31st Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, March 27, 2011.

Founder's Prize (for best paper by a junior scholar), Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 2012.

Edward Braham Award for Academic Excellence (awarded to a graduating philosophy major), School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, May 2004.