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.

As a historian, Bruce has edited a collection of academic essays on the religious history of 20th-century Eastern Europe and written a book on the cultural history of Prague during the 1920s-30s. Right now, he is finishing a book on the history of world hockey, which will be published by the University of California Press in 2020. He has also written a history book for young readers on Soviet women pilots during World War II, 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