Beth Plummer is the first holder of the Susan C. Karant-Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern European History in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona. Before coming to University of Arizona, she held positions at the College of Charleston, University of Maryland University College, and Western Kentucky University. She has been the recipient of grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Herzog August Bibliothek, and NEH. She was a faculty fellow at the Institute for Reformation Studies at the University of St. Andrews (UK) and at the the Institute for Research at the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has served as the program chair and recording officer for the Society for Reformation, a member of several book prize committees, and was one of the organizers for that organization’s joint conference, “Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Reformation Era,” held together with the Verein für Reformation Geschichte held in Nuremberg in 2017.
In addition to teaching Western and World Civilization and undergraduate and graduate courses on Renaissance and Reformation Europe, she has taught a variety of undergraduate seminar and graduate courses in early modern European cultural and social history, including early modern women's history, monasticism and female religious orders, popular religion in pre-modern Europe, early modern printing and propaganda, and crime and punishment in late medieval and early modern Europe.