Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Professor Klooster received a B.A. & M.A. from the University of Groningen in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in 1995. He has been at Clark since 2003. Dr. Klooster specializes in the history of the Atlantic world (15th-19th centuries). He teaches classes on comparative colonialism (the Americas), the age of Atlantic revolutions (1776-1824), and Caribbean history.
Dr. Michael Bos
Dr. Michael Bos is a pastor, author, interfaith proponent, family guy, and adventure seeker. He also serves as chaplain of the Collegiate School, where he teaches Islam. He has written two books with co-author, Dr. William Sachs: A Church Beyond Belief: The Search for Belonging and the Religious Future and Fragmented Lives: Finding Faith in an Age of Uncertainty. He recently completed his Doctor of Ministry at Duke University Divinity School with a focus on leadership in the Christian tradition.
Professor Paul Otto, PhD
Paul Otto chairs the departments of history, sociology and politics at George Fox University. He is an expert in the history of early America and Native Americans. He was awarded a faculty scholarship achievement award by the University in 2010. He spent his 2015-2016 sabbatical as a fellow at the National Humanities Center. His remarkable book The Dutch-Munsee Encounter in America: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley has won the Hendricks Award.
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Bertrand van Ruymbeke
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (Ph.D. 1995, Sorbonne-Nouvelle; Habilitation, 2003, Universitéde Versailles-Saint-Quentin) is professor of American history and civilization at the Université de Paris VIII (Vincennes Saint-Denis), senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2015-2020), Fulbright scholar (2015), and Chevalier del’Ordre des Palmes académiques (2016). He is a member of the Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC) at Williamsburg, Virginia.