Dr. Gregory W. Sandford

Professor of History
Department Chair
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Gregory Sandford joined the faculty in 1998 after an eighteen-year career in the State Department Foreign Service. His assignments included postings in Barbados, South Africa, East and West Germany, and several tours of duty in the State Department in Washington. He served as deputy director of orientation at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia (1993–95), and as deputy consul general in Munich, Germany (1995–98). Dr. Sandford's dissertation was published by Princeton University Press under the title, From Hitler to Ulbricht: The Communist Reconstruction of East Germany 1945–46. A second book, published by the Foreign Service Institute as The New Jewel Movement: Grenada's Revolution, 1979–83, also appeared commercially under the title Grenada: The Untold Story. An interview about Dr. Sandford's experiences applying Christian Science in his diplomatic career was featured in the August 1990 Christian Science Journal. Dr. Sandford's most recent publication, Christian Science in East Germany: the Church that Came in from the Cold, appeared in 2013. 

Professor Sandford is a member of:

  • American Historical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa 

To learn more about Dr. Sandford and his contributions to Principia College, tune in to the “College Faculty Spotlight” Talk Show on Principia Internet Radio, linked below.