Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Heimmermann received undergraduate degrees in History and Spanish before earning Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in early-modern French history from Marquette University. Before coming to UTPB to become Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2014, Dr. Heimmermann served in the same capacity at Mississippi University for Women (2012-2014), and prior to that was the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville (2008-12). Dr. Heimmermann began his academic career at the University of North Alabama (1994-2008) where he served as a Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science (2001-2008). As a faculty member Dr. Heimmermann was a recipient of a number research fellowships and was recognized for excellence in teaching.
A historian of early-modern France, Dr. Heimmermann has taught and continues to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early-modern European history and the French Revolution and Napoleonic periods.
Dr. Heimmermann’s area of research is French social, economic, and cultural history, specifically the history of preindustrial labor. Dr. Heimmermann has conducted extensive archival research in Paris, France at the Archives Nationales and Bibliothèque Nationale and in Bordeaux, France at the Archives Départementales de la Gironde and the Archives Municipales de Bordeaux. His scholarly work has been presented at both national and international conferences on French and European history, and his research has appeared in published scholarly articles and his book, Work, Regulation, and Identity in Provincial France, which explores the preindustrial manufacturing economy and craft worker culture of eighteenth-century Bordeaux. Dr. Heimmermann is married to Claudia and has one daughter, Lucie.