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!