An international educational consultant, public speaker, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer,Dr. Derfler has been uncoveringthe histories ofAncient Civilizations for 40 years. Tracing the development of western religions from their roots in the MiddleEast and EasternMediterranean countries, Dr. Derfler brings insight to current political and social events, bridging the past with the future to promote greater understanding between people from different faiths and walks of life.
Throughout his career, Dr. Derfler has worked aggressively to bring the community together for education and celebration of ethnic and cultural diversity. He has worked with many agencies; including the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Council of Churches, the Catholic Conference, Minnesota Islamic center, and International Bridges for Peace. Dr. Derfler has been associated with institutions both in the Midwest and Israel. International Institutions include Tel Aviv University's Institute of Archaeology, the Israeli Antiquities Authority, The Negev Museum of Beersheva and the Arad Archaeological Center.