Mary Lyons-Carmona, PhD
- Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D. in History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
M.A. in History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1981
B.A. in History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1978
I have been teaching college-level classes at Metropolitan Community College since 1988 and UNO since 1998. I teach U.S. and World Civilizations surveys as well as upper-level classes in Modern Ireland, the U.S. Progressive Era (1890-1919), and the Sixties. I have a major in American Social History, a minor in Twentieth Century Mexican history, and a minor in West Africa and the Slave Trade. I oversee several Directed Readings classes with undergraduate and graduate student, and occasionally sit on M.A. Thesis and Comprehensive Exam Committees. I have published five articles on subjects such as the Omaha Visiting Nurses Association, Chicanos in post-WWII Nebraska, and on child labor. I received Metro Community College’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998 and UNO Arts and Science Award for Part-Time Instructors in 2010.
I was widowed in 2005 and remarried a widower Michael Carmona in 2011. I have two grown married daughters and three grandsons who I babysit frequently. In 1984 I helped get Omaha Habitat for Humanity started and still volunteer on building projects and give talks on behalf of the organization. In the warm months I spend a lot of time gardening, especially with my grandsons. I have enjoyed teaching at UNO and Metro using the Socratic method and at last tally have taught 10,500 students.
Frequently Taught Courses
American History to 1865 (HIST 1110)
American History since 1865 (HIST 1120)
World Civilization I (HIST 1000)
World Civilization II (HIST 1010)
History of Modern Ireland (HIST 4650/8656)
The Progressive Era (HIST 4910/8916)