Rich Kremer '75
West Lebanon, N.H.
Majors at GC:
Bible and religion, physics
Attended Goshen Biblical Seminary
for one year; masters degree and doctorate in the history
of science, Harvard University
Kremer taught at the University of New Hampshire in 1984-85 before
taking his current position in the history department at Dartmouth
College, with frequent research leaves to Germany.
(At Goshen), I remember having soul-searching conversations
about mission, direction, career and calling interacting
with an amazing constellation of faculty.
At Harvard University, Owen Gingerich 51 became a real
mentor to me we continue to be in frequent contact
and he essentially taught me how to teach. The key thing, Owen said,
was care and concern for the students. Every Friday, he would go
to lunch with three or four students it was unheard of at
Harvard. I follow that tradition today by inviting my students to
join me for lunch on Thursdays.
Like Goshen, Dartmouth encourages faculty to teach across
departments thats the magic of liberal arts. And since
SST in Haiti, the most important educational experience of my life,
Ive had a desire to live abroad. Ive been able to do
that, spending around six total years in Germany.