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Portrait of Michael Booker

Michael Booker

Professor, History

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Modern European History – The University of Tennessee
  • M.A. European History – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A. History Auburn University 

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, together 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 history of Colorado.

Dr. Booker’s latest book, Images of America: Glendive, from Arcadia Publishing is available in both digital and print format. He regular delivers academic presentations on campus and academic conferences on topics including Irish history, modern British history, the Holocaust and World War II, nationalism, and civil religion.

Dr. Booker regularly teaches a host of courses in person and online at Aims, including 20th Century World History, Modern World History, Western Civilization II, History of the American West, Colorado History and Latin American History. He is currently in the process of constructing a course titled The History of the Cold War World. 

Dr. Booker is dedicated to working with students in and out of the classroom. During his time at Aims he has served as advisor for student veterans organizations on campus and currently serves as an advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. In his short time at Aims Dr. Booker has earned many awards, the most important being the student-selected Teacher of the Year. Dr. Booker is wholly committed to teaching history to the people of Northern Colorado.