Bruce Berglund


Campaign Communications Manager in Advancement

Bruce joined the Gustavus Advancement team in December 2018. 

Prior to coming to Gustavus, Bruce spent two decades in different faculty and administrative roles in higher education. For 15 years, he was a faculty member in the History Department at Calvin College, teaching various courses on world history. He was also Director of the Honors Program at Calvin and served on the college's teaching development team. Before that, he was Assistant Director of the Center for Russian & East European Studies at the University of Kansas.

Bruce is an active researcher and writer. He is the author of The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (University of California Press, 2020) and Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague (Central European University Press, 2017). He has also written history books for young readers on Soviet women pilots during World War II and drummer boys in the Civil War, both published by Capstone Press.

Bruce has four children: Will, Marta, Nils, and Vera.


BA (History), University of Minnesota; MA (History), Minnesota State University–Mankato; PhD (History), University of Kansas