Christopher Rose has served as Outreach Director at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin since 2000. Over his tenure, the Middle East outreach program at Texas has grown into a vibrant organization through collaboration in a consortium called Hemispheres. He travels throughout the state of Texas and beyond to conduct workshops and professional development training for educators and frequently presents at state and national conferences. He has written or co-written numerous curriculum units. He is currently co-host of 15 Minute History, a podcast for educators, students, and history buffs (which reached the #1 position on iTunes U several times in 2013-2014). He has taken several groups of K-12 educators and undergraduates to the Middle East and Central Asia, including Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. He has received grants through the Fulbright-Hays program (both Seminars Abroad and Group Projects Abroad), the Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies; and several University of Texas Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Awards. He is currently President-Elect of the Middle East Outreach Council and will serve as president in 2014-2016. As a graduate student in the Department of History, he works on the early modern Arab world, focusing on the intersection of colonial power, medicine, and public space in 19th century Cairo. A native speaker of English, he speaks Egyptian Arabic and Spanish. An avid "serious amateur" photographer, he also enjoys good food, good wine, good music, good reads, and exploring new places.