Dr. Carol Gold
Professor of History, Emeritus
Dr. Carol Gold has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1980 to 2011.
She has for the past three decades influenced thousands of University freshmen who took part in her popular Modern World History class; and has helped guide many undergraduates and graduates as an advisor and a graduate committee member; and has been praised by her students for her energetic and enlightening lectures and discussions, and well as her efforts to teach critical thinking and writing skills.
Dr. Gold is recognized as a leading scholar of Danish history and Scandinavian studies; and is a regular participant in conferences and seminars around the world; and has, among other things, published two books, four book chapters and numerous articles and translations; and whose pathbreaking scholarly analysis of Danish social history as revealed through cookbooks won an international award.
She has mentored new teachers, advocated for the rights of women on campus and of faculty in general; and was instrumental in developing courses for the History Department and in Women’s Studies, and in the creation of the Women’s Center; and has served in leadership roles on numerous University committees and with a variety of professional and academic associations.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Carol Gold for her extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.