Dr. Frost came to UTC from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where she held the positions of Director of the Honors Program and Professor of English. At EKU, Frost oversaw the revision of the honors curriculum and was the principal investigator on a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to create the interdisciplinary biological and physical honors science course, SEEing Science in Appalachia.
A member of the Publications Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), Frost has published a number of essays in the Journal of NCHC and in 2012, she presented her work at the first international “Evoking Excellence in Higher Education” conference in Groningen, the Netherlands. Her current work-in-progress is Housing Honors, a monograph that includes the first large-scale survey of the physical structures honors occupies across the U.S.
She is the author of Never One Nation: Freaks, Savages, and Whiteness in U.S. Popular Culture, 1850-1870 (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and Conjoined Twins in Black and White: The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).
She is the immediate Past President of the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) and with John Richardson, Director of the University Honors Program at the University of Louisville, co-hosted the annual SRHC conference in Louisville in April 2013.