Department of History & Political Science


Caroline Hoefferle

Title: Associate Professor of History
Central Michigan University/University of Stratclyde Joint Program, Ph.D.
Postgraduate Diploma in Historical Studies,
University of Stratclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Central Michigan University, B.S., M.A.
Office: 019C Burris
Phone: 704-233-8061

Areas of interest: Global 1960s; United States and British history; ancient and modern world history; women’s history; historical methods and historiography


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About Dr. Hoefferle:
Caroline Hoefferle is an associate professor of history, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and Chair of the Women’s Studies Program at Wingate University. She was raised in Ontonagon in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education from Central Michigan University in 1993. She received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Joint Doctoral Program of Central Michigan University and the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 2000. She joined Wingate University in 2001 and has worked there ever since. Her major fields of research and teaching include student movements in the 1960s, United States and British history, ancient and modern world history, women’s history, and historical methods and historiography. She has presented her research at many conferences and published several essays and book reviews in these fields, as well as two books, The Essential Historiography Reader (Pearson, 2011) and British Student Activism in the Long Sixties (Routledge, forthcoming 2012).