About Me

bio-picture-travel-channel-wide-shotDavid M. Krueger is a storyteller, scholar, author, and educator who is passionate about public history and social justice. His areas of expertise include American religious history, violence, myths, and popular culture. As a sought-after lecturer and speaker, he has served as a scholarly contributor on radio and television, including the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Raw Travel TV, and the Science Channel’s What On Earth? and Mysteries of the Missing. He received a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in religion from Temple University. His book, Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America, is out with the University of Minnesota Press. Visit the book’s website for his latest interviews, articles, and other resources. Dr. Krueger is also a versatile and seasoned educator who has  taught at Chestnut Hill College, Palmer Theological Seminary, Temple University, Rutgers University-Camden, and a variety of community-based organizations, such as the Arch Street United Methodist Church, The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and the Dialogue Institute. Although he grew up as a farm kid in Minnesota, he has come to love Philadelphia and its fascinating history since moving there in 1995. Articles and essays he has written have appeared in Religion Dispatches, the Believe Out Loud blog, the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (forthcoming), the Religion in American History blog, and Marginalia: A Los Angeles Review of Books Channel. He interviews authors and produces podcasts for Marginalia Radio and he is certified by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides to offer guided tours of religious and historical sites in the city. Feel free to get in contact with him via the form below:

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