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The parts of the discipline of history that most intrigue and fascinate me are...
Connections among people of different cultures and relationships among Christians of different confessions.
One of the things I enjoy most in the classroom is...
Helping students understand complex issues from a variety of perspectives.
Currently, I am working on...
Writing a book on the history of the American YMCA’s service among Russians during the first half of the twentieth century.
Some interesting things I have done in the past include...
In 1990 and 1991 I lived in Leningrad for ten months and experienced the last days of the Soviet Union. From 1997 to 2008 I worked along with my family in Moscow; we served with the Russian-American Christian University and the Evangelical Free Church. In 2003 I studied for a month in Greece and Cyprus and visited a number of sites connected with classical, biblical and modern history.
Books which have shaped who I am as an historian:
Advice I would give to college students: