Associate Professor of History and Department Chair
A.B., College of William and Mary
M.A., M.Phil., and PhD, Yale University
- HIS230L World War I
- HIS231L World War II (starting January 2014)
- HIS290 Introduction to History (starting Spring 2015)
- HIS/POS305G The Cold War
- HIS/POS324G Human Rights in International History
- HIS335G The Reformations
- HIS354 Modern Europe
- HIS499 Senior Seminar
- GES130 Christianity and Western Culture (also program coordinator)
Trained in international and modern European history, with particular interest in diplomacy, war, and human rights, Chris is also drawn to the history of education. His current research focuses on Pietist models of Christian higher education; most recently, his article on former Bethel president Carl Lundquist and former North Park College president Karl Olsson appeared in Christian Scholar’s Review in January 2011, and he guest-edited a special issue of The Covenant Quarterly dedicated to Pietism. He is also one of the editors of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity.
Chris is a past winner of the Bethel Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (2009). He blogs regularly at The Pietist Schoolman, and has helped produce and host several Bethel podcasts available on iTunes U: Radio Modern Europe, CWC: The Radio Show, The Policast, and our departmental podcast, Historia!