Barbara Young Welke

History and Law
College of Liberal Arts and Law School

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Graduate and Professional

Section B, Location 45

In her twenty years at the University of Minnesota, graduate and professional teaching, advising, and mentoring have been central to Professor Welke’s mission. Through the Program in Law and History, leadership of the Hurst Institute, and other initiatives, she has made the University of Minnesota a premier institution for the training of legal historians, and as Director of Graduate Studies she made programmatic changes that left a lasting positive legacy for History Ph.D. students.