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Bruce Olav Solheim

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Bruce Olav Solheim was born on September 3, 1958, in Seattle, Washington, to hard-working Norwegian immigrant parents, Asbjørn and Olaug Solheim. Bruce was the first person in his family to go to college. He served for six years in the US Army as a jail guard and later as a helicopter pilot. He earned his PhD in history from Bowling Green State University in 1993.

Bruce is currently a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He also served as a Fulbright professor in 2003 at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway.

Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and cofounded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United
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I'm a historian and a writer. I'm not political, I don't belong to any political party, and I tend to keep my opinions to my self. As a professor, I believe my role is to encourage independent, critical thinking and empower my students and not indoctrinate them or inculcate them with partisan ideologies.

History reveals patterns and cycles, some large, some small. One pattern that I think I've dis Read more of this blog post »
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