Gerald Ronning | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Gerald Ronning

Portrait of Gerald Ronning


Chair of Liberal Arts
PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder; MA, New York University; BA, Carleton College
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Gerald Ronning earned his PhD in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his MA in history from New York University, and his BA in history from Carleton College.

He has taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, University of Colorado-Boulder, Naropa University, Albright College, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has also coordinated the roadside historical marker program for the Colorado Historical Society. His scholarship has won prizes from the Center for the American West and the Labor and Working Class History Association, and he is the 2013 recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2017 he was awarded a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant.

His current research is in US labor and cultural history and he has recently published a co-authored article in the Fretboard Journal.