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Carol Piper Heming

Carol Piper Heming

Hundreds of UCM students who took Carol Piper Heming’s courses were introduced to people and events that changed the world. The professor emerita of history shared her knowledge about the Holocaust, Renaissance and a whole lot more to give her students a well-rounded and informed perspective on significant events that impacted humankind. Heming’s great appreciation for history not only includes teaching UCM students, but earning two degrees in the subject from the university. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees were completed at UCM, where she was also named Outstanding History Graduate and Undergraduate Student.

She went on to earn a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. From early experience as a graduate assistant in the former Department of History and Anthropology and opportunities as a lecturer, beginning in 1989, and adjunct instructor, beginning in 1995, she became an assistant professor in 1998. She continued to move up the professional ladder to become an associate professor, then professor in 2011. Heming’s proudest accomplishments at UCM include the development of writing in the pre-social sciences curriculum, expanding German History courses, and developing Women in Modern Europe courses.

Active in research, Heming wrote a book, “Protestants and the Cult of the Saints in German-Speaking Europe, 1517-1531,” and authored many articles that appeared in professional journals and other scholarly publications. She also made numerous presentations and served as a panelist at conferences in several U.S. cities. Heming was involved in university, college and departmental committees. She was active in Women’s Studies, the College Awards Committee, and the Department’s Scholarship and Awards Committee, and at the college level chaired the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Services Committee, just to name a few.