Bergland, Betty

Betty Bergland

Professor of History
member of graduate faculty

Start Year: 1990

History and Philosophy
Office: 313 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3164



Ph.D. University of Minnesota
M. S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
B. A. St. Olaf College

Areas of Teaching

  • 20th century American history
  • U.S. social and intellectual history
  • U.S. immigration and ethnic history
  • African American history
  • Women's history in the U. S.
  • U.S. foreign policy

Recent publications

Norwegian American Women: Migration, Communities, and Identities, Dr. Betty A. Bergland and Lori Ann Lahlum, eds., Minnesota Historical Society Press, May 2011. This collection of essays explores the vital role of women in the creation of Norwegian American communities—from farm to factory and as caregivers, educators, and writers. Also available in paperback and Kindle format from