Duane Jundt Lecturer in History


M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Moorhead State University (MN)

VPH 311 F

Professor Jundt holds a master's degree in history and has completed doctoral work at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as the managing editor of the Journal of Policy History and taught courses in modern American history. A member of the Northwestern College faculty since 2002, he has taught courses in Western civilization and American history. He specializes in modern American political, military and diplomatic history, as well as modern British history. A member of the Advisory Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, his research and writing focuses on the life and legacy of President Roosevelt, especially the impact of his years in the Dakota Badlands. He is a frequenter presenter on Roosevelt at state and national parks and nature centers across the Midwest and West.

HIS120HP - Historical Perspectives

HIS240 - Issues in American History

A topical and selective study in American history providing the opportunity to focus on a particular era or issue important to the understanding of the American past. Topics will vary according to professor and student interest. Sample topics have included Cold War America, The Sixties, and History of American Women.Prerequisite: HIS101.(2 credits)

"Teddy Laid Bare" in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXVI, #4, Fall 2015, pp. 13-18.

"Roosevelt, Theodore" in American Governance, ed. Stephen Schechter, et al., Vol 4 (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016), pp. 328-330.

 "'Never Draw Unless You Aim to Shoot' Theodore Roosevelt's Frontier Diplomacy" in Journal of the Wild West History Association, Vol. V, #6, December 2012, pp. 4-17.

"Reading (about Roosevelt) is Fundamental" in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXV, #3, Summer 2014, pp. 22-27.

"Beyond Borglum: Finding TR in the Black Hills" @http://blog.theodoreroosevelt.org; posted October 29, 2014.

"Revisiting Ranching with Roosevelt" @ http://blog.theodoreroosevelt.org; posted January 14, 2014.

"Fourth Down and Ted": A Review of The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football (Harper Perennial, 2012) in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXIV, #1,2,3, Winter-Spring-Summer 2013, pp. 51-53.

Review of The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book (Adams Media, 2011) in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXIII, #1,2,3, Winter-Spring-Summer 2012, pp. 91-92.

"A Roosevelt Reader Roundup: Titles for Tots, Teens, and Those in Between" in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXXI, #1-2, Winter-Spring 2010, pp. 55-62.

Review of The King and the Cowboy (The Penquin Press, 2008) @ www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org; posted June 21, 2009.

"Bully Books for Boys and Girls: A Review of Children's Books on Theodore Roosevelt" in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Vol. XXVIII, #1, Winter 2007, pp. 26-29.

"Appealing to a Higher (Republican) Power: Theodore Roosevelt Uses Abraham Lincoln" October 31, 2015 at the inaugural Iowa Conference on Presidential Politics, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.

"Birdwatcher-in-Chief: Theodore Roosevelt and America's Birds" March 5, 2011, Prairie Heritage Center, Peterson, IA; April 5, 2012, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City, IA; July 24, 2012, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Faculty Lecture Series, Wahpeton, IA; May 4, 2013, Oak Grove Park, Hawarden, IA; May 31, 2014, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND; October 23, 2014, Audubon Society of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo, ND; July 23, 2016, Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

"The Dude is a Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and the American West" July 31, 2010, Saturday Night in the Park series, Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; August 16, 2013, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument/Sioux County Historical Society, Harrison, NE.

"Never Draw Unless You Aim to Shoot: Theodore Roosevelt's Frontier Diplomacy" April 17, 2008 at the 34th Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies Symposium of the Center for Great Plains Study and the University of Nebraska: "Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains", Omaha, NE

"Theodore Roosevelt's Language of Landscape on the Little Missouri" October 11, 2002 at the 37th Annual Western Literature Association Conference: "Lands of Little Rain: Creative Oases in the Arid West", Tucson, AZ

Teaching Assistant and Instructor, University of Notre Dame

Managing Editor, Journal of Policy History

Volunteer, National Park Service

Theodore Roosevelt Association

Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association

Badlands Conservation Alliance

Member, Theodore Roosevelt Association Advisory Board, Class of 2018