Chris Schaefer has taught courses about the history and politics of the Middle East for the past ten years at the University of Utah’s Osher Learning Institute in Salt Lake City. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Computing Sciences from Texas A&M University. He is the author of the award-winning documentary movie Forgotten Soldiers and non-fiction book Bataan Diary. His current projects include research into a possible book about ISIS, and a new movie about World War II.
Chris started his career as a historical researcher and author after working twenty-two years as President of Chris Schaefer & Company, an Information Technology company that served clients in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Previously, he worked at two other international consulting companies and served as a U.S. Army reconnaissance pilot in the Central Highlands and DMZ regions of Vietnam. He has worked in Public Relations for several organizations, including The Media Line, an American news agency that covers the Middle East. He travels extensively to the Middle East and elsewhere to do research for his classes and writing projects.