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The owner and operator of Pietist Schoolman Travel, Chris is professor of history at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he came in 2003 after completing his doctorate at Yale University. A past winner of Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, Chris’ courses include World War I (a J-term travel course in Europe), World War II, The Cold War, Modern Europe, The History and Politics of Sports, and Christianity and Western Culture. Chris is the author or editor of five books, including an acclaimed spiritual biography of Charles A. Lindbergh.
Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit in the United States: the Blue Ridge Mountains
Chris’ Favorite Place to Visit outside the United States: London, England
Chris’ Favorite Museum in the World: the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Chris’ Favorite Meal in the World: Duck confit in a Paris café
Place Chris Has Never Been But Would Love to Visit: Botswana
Sam Mulberry is assistant professor of history at his alma mater, Bethel University, where he directs the Academic Enrichment and Support Center and teaches Christianity and Western Culture with Chris. The 2017 winner of Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Service, Sam spent his last sabbatical making a feature-length documentary film on teaching and produces numerous podcasts on the Channel 3900 network.
Sam’s Favorite Place to Visit in the United States: southern Oregon
Sam’s Favorite Place to Visit outside the United States: Dublin, Ireland
Sam’s Favorite Museum in the World: the British Museum in London, England
Sam’s Favorite Meal in the World: Chicago deep dish pizza
Place Sam Has Never Been But Would Love to Visit: Athens, Greece