Willem Klooster, Ph.D.

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

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

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.

Len Tantillo painting

Len Tantillo painting

Bertrand van Ruymbeke

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.

Rembrandt b. Jul 15, 1606 - Leyden

Rembrandt b. Jul 15, 1606 - Leyden

Humphrey Bogart 1899-1957

Humphrey Bogart 1899-1957

Round Robin of the Walloons

Round Robin of the Walloons

Humphrey Deforest Bogart, b. 1899

Humphrey Deforest Bogart, b. 1899

Half Moon in Newburgh Bay, by Len Tantillo

Half Moon in Newburgh Bay, by Len Tantillo

Adriaen Courtsen Block

Adriaen Courtsen Block

Adriaen Courtsen Block 1567-1627 The Great-grandfather of American trade

Dr. Charles T. Gehring

Dr. Charles T. Gehring

Dr. Charles T. Gehring has a PhD in Germanic Linguistics from Indiana University and has been the Director of New Netherland Research Center for over forty years. In 1994 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands knighted him as an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his role in promoting awareness of the Dutch role in American history. He has been the pre-eminent translator and editor of the past century on documents from the lost colony of New Netherland.

Jaap Jacobs

Jaap Jacobs

Jaap Jacobs (Ph.D. Leiden, 1999) is affiliated with the University of St Andrews. He has specialized in the early American history, specifically the Dutch in the Americas in the early modern period. He has taught at Leiden University, the University of Amsterdam, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and the University of St Andrews.

Indira Varma

Indira Varma

Collier painting of Hudson's Last Voyage

Collier painting of Hudson's Last Voyage

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Rembrandt b. Jul 15, 1606 - Leyden