- Ph.D. History: University of Minnesota (1991)
- M.A. History: University of Minnesota (1983)
- B.A. History, Summa cum Laude: Gustavus Adophus College (1980)
- SCAN 337, HIST 337 Reel Norden: Scandinavian History and Film
- Scandinavia and the Baltic, a semester study abroad program in Norway
1. Swedish Americans and coffee (why the connection made between Swedish Americans and coffee, origins and significance) with Swedish coffee pot water towers, "egg coffee" served by Salem [Swedish] Lutheran church at MN State Fair, Willmar Kaffe Fest, Folgers' Mrs. Olson, etc.)
2. Swedish American childhood
Also in the works:
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is applying for a grant to fund changing a website one of my classes and I put together on a Swedish immigrant in Moorhead in the late 19th and early 20th centuries into a traveling exhibit.
Research and development of the Bergquist cabin in Moorhead as a historic site.