History

CONTACT

Michael Booker
michael.booker@aims.edu
Westview 228
(970) 339-6384

Clint Heiner
clint.heiner@aims.edu
Westview 258
(970) 339-6442

History Faculty

History Faculty and Staff:

Michael Booker
Instructor
(970) 339-6384
michael.booker@aims.edu

Dr. Michael Booker holds a Ph.D. in Modern European history with an emphasis on modern Britain and Ireland from the University of Tennessee. His doctoral dissertation, “The Civil Religion of Loyalism in the Southwestern Lowlands of Scotland, 1688-Present” introduces the idea that together the Loyalist institutions including the Orange Order, Rangers Football Club, Loyalist street gangs and paramilitary associations, and Protestant Loyalist flute bands, constitute a civil religion based on the tenet of Protestant Loyalism.

Dr. Booker’s areas of specialty include Protestant Northern Ireland, modern European history, modern British history, modern Irish history, modern world history, nationalism, civil religion, football (soccer) culture and the American West.

Dr. Booker has recently completed a book entitled, Images of America: Glendive, for Arcadia Publishing. The book is scheduled for release Spring 2016.


Clint Heiner
Professor
(970) 339-6442
clint.heiner@aims.edu

Clint Heiner, M.A., is one of two full time history professors here at Aims. He received his bachelors degree from UNC in 2003 in American and European history with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. In 2005, he received his master’s degree also from UNC in American history with an emphasis in world studies.

Because Mr. Heiner does not consider himself to be specialized in any one given area, he does not claim a specialty; however, his favorite history to both learn about and teach is 20th century (modern) American military and social history. In particular, Mr. Heiner has a real passion and fascination for World War I, World War II, and Cold War history (both American and global), but he also has interests in American Indian history and culture and African American history and culture.

Mr. Heiner has taught at both UNC and Aims as a part time history professor, but has been a full time faculty member here at Aims since 2005.

Mr. Heiner is also the father of three beautiful children, two boys and one girl, whose names are Malcolm, Mekhi and Hailey. Mr. Heiner often remarks on how his children/family and his job (teaching history to college students) are what make up the bulk of how he spends his time. When he does have some time away from work and his children (which isn't often!) he enjoys reading historical literature, historiography, and fiction; he also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, and traveling as much as time will permit him.

Because Mr. Heiner is mostly an American Historian, he teaches mostly American history courses, but he also is the advisor to, and helps operate, the Aims History Association here at the Aims Greeley campus.

Come by Mr. Heiner's office and have a chat with him, he is almost always in the mood for some adult conversation because he spends so much time with the little ones, but be careful, once you get him started he won't stop!