Alumni Spotlight! Posted on March 23rd, 2021 by

Alumni Historian Spotlight – Dan Kallgren

Our next alumni spotlight goes to Dr. Dan Kallgren who graduated from Gustavus in 1986 with a major in history and a minor in music and is currently an Associate Professor of History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Kallgren teaches classes on U.S. and Western Civilizations history and is the Associate Editor of Voyageur Magazine, a regional history journal/magazine.

When asked about how his time at Gustavus impacted him as a historian, Dr. Kallgren stated, “I feel very fortunate to have fallen in love with history at GAC under the guidance of Kevin Byrne, Byron Nordstrom and Tom Emmert. I never wanted to leave college and history and have been fortunate to have had a very full and rewarding career. History was and still remains the best way for me to make sense of the world around me, and I only hope that I’ve been able to instill some of the same passion that I got from my professors at GAC to my students.”

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Author, Catherine Lim, Biology an History Major, 2021

My name is Catherine Lim and I am a senior Biology and History double major at Gustavus. I serve as a student worker, academic assistant, and researcher in the History Department.


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