Dr. Grammer enjoys showing students that history is not a mystery. “It’s an interesting story with and events and things no different than a movie you are watching.” He started teaching part-time at Texas Wesleyan in 2003 and full-time in 2009. Before that, he worked as a sales manager for a large marketing company and was an infantry officer in the military.
He believes Texas Wesleyan’s small size allows for a whole experience. “It’s not just taking classes, but it is easy to engage yourself in the university. At larger universities, a professor looks out into the classroom and doesn’t even see the student’s faces. At Texas Wesleyan, you become a human being and not just a number or face in the crowd. The small class size allows the students to get to know professors and vice versa. It drives the notion that students are individuals and the university emphasizes teaching.”
Dr. Grammer likes teaching Ancient Greece and Rome and Heroes in History. “Greece and Rome are so colorful, much like our world today, but very different, too. There are so many amazing stories to tell. Looking at heroes, you can understand how and why people perceive the world around them the way they do. I love looking at villains and heroes, their self-identity and how that drives history forward.”
Considered Texas Wesleyan’s World Historian, his specialty is as a cultural historian. “I look at perceptions and symbols and how people view the world.” His academic history book, The Myth of Gentlemen Heroes in the Nineteenth Century: the Duke of Wellington and General Robert E. Lee was published in 2011.
Ph.D. Transatlantic History — University of Texas at Arlington
Master’s European History — University of Texas at Arlington
B. S. Law Enforcement Administration — Western Illinois University
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Dr. Grammer enjoys time with his five dogs and wife and builds sailing ships in his spare time.