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Emeritus Faculty and Retired Faculty and Administrators

This list is accurate as of September 2002. It will be updated again in September 2004.

George Aker, 1994-
Vice President for College Relations, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.B.A., Chicago

Amil Anderson, 1961-
Director, St. Olaf Center, 1989-
A.B., West Virginia

Frances Williams Anderson, 1965-
Assistant Professor Emerita of Music, 1980-
B.A., St. Olaf

Gary N. Anderson, 1988-
Director, Servant Leadership, 2002-
B.S., North Dakota State; M.A., Minnesota

Keith O. Anderson, 1978-
Professor Emeritus of German, 1996-
B.S., Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Colorado

Nathaniel Aus, 1977-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Mary Baumbach, 1979-
Tutor Coordinator, Academic Support Center, 1999-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead)

James Brislance, 1969-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, 1991-
B.A., Hamline; M.Ed., Virginia

Wilmer Brosz, 1987-
Director of Investment Administration and Management, 1997-
Bus.Ed.,. Northern Iowa; Graduate School of Banking, Wisconsin

Forrest Brown, 1961-
Librarian, Professor Emeritus, 1990-
B.A., Hamline; M.A., M.A. in L.S., Minnesota

J. Wesley Brown, 1980-
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Religion, Paracollege Tutor, 1996-
B.A., College of the Pacific; M.Div., Drew; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

Robert Bruce, 1993-
Assistant Professor, Library; College Co-Librarian, 2001-
B.A., M.A., Wyoming; M.L.S., Rutgers

Lucie Bryant, 1980-
Associate Professor Emerita of Romance Languages, 1990-
Certification, Paris National State Teachers College; Auxiliariat, Paris National
State Teachers College; Propdeutique, Sorbonne; M.Phil., Ph.D., Kansas

Axel C. Bundgaard, 1965-
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education and Dance, 1986-
B.A., Midland; M.A., Michigan; Ph.D., Iowa State

Alice J. Burton, 1970-
Professor Emerita of Biology, 1996-
B.S., Michigan; Ph.D., Illinois

David R. Buss, 1987-
Instructor Emeritus in Physical Education, 1994-
B.A., Wisconsin (Eau Claire); M.S., Winona State

Arthur M. Campbell, 1952-
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1992-
B.A., Park; B.M, Conservatory of Music, Kansas City; M.M., Ph.D., Eastman

J. Randolph Cox, 1962-
Librarian, Professor Emeritus, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

James R. Dimick, 1967-
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1994-
B.A., St. Cloud State; M.A., Minnesota

Chrisma Skoien Dittmann, 1969-
Catalog Librarian, Associate Professor Emerita, 1990-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Reidar Dittmann, 1946-
Professor Emeritus of Art and Norwegian, Curator of St. Olaf Slide Collection, 1993-
B.M., B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Dorothy M. Divers, 1955-
Associate Professor Emerita of Art, 1984-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Michoacan, Mexico

Margaret Eaves-Smith, 1979-
Associate Professor Emerita of Music, 2002-
B.M., M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Mark U. Edwards, 1994-
President Emeritus, 1999-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Helen Engen, 1969-
Instructor in Music, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

Gerald Ericksen, 1963-
Professor of Psychology Emeritus, WomenÕs Head Golf Coach, 1999-
B.A., North Dakota; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Ivan Fagre, 1987-
Instructor Emeritus in Religion, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Th., Princeton

Billi Faillettez, 1984-
College Counselor, 1996-
Wellness Resource Coordinator, Nursing Instructor, 1996-
B.S.N., St. Olaf; R.N., Fairview Hospital; M.S., University of Minnesota

Vernon P. Faillettaz, 1962-
Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1996-
B.A., California (Berkeley); B.Th., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago

Eileen S. Fehner, 1949-
Assistant Professor Emerita of Romance Languages, 1972-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Richard E. Fehner, 1949-50, 1952-56, 1959-
Associate Professor Emeritus of English, 1986-
B.S., Minnesota; M.A., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Minnesota

Jennings Feroe, 1973-
Associate in Fund Development

Albert E. Finholt, 1949-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1985-
B.A., Knox; Ph.D., Chicago

Kathleen Fishbeck, 1982-
Associate Professor Emerita of Biology, 2000-
B.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.A., Oregon State; Ph.D., California (Davis)

Paul Fjelstad, 1967-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Natural Sciences, 1988-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Harvard

Graham S. Frear, 1962-
Associate Professor Emeritus of English, 1986-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Sigurd G. Fredrickson, 1948-
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1986-
B.M., M.M., Ph.D., Northwestern

Olivia Frey, 1982-
Associate Professor Emerita of English, 2002
B.M., Muhlenberg; M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh

Henry E. Fritz, 1958-
Professor Emeritus of History, 1996-
B.S., Bradley; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Harold Gargrave, 1969-
Comptroller, 1994-
B.S., Jamestown College

Robert D. Gelle, 1957-
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1991-
B.S., M.A., Minnesota

Melvin D. George, 1985-
President Emeritus, Professor of Mathematics, 1994-
B.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Princeton

Frank W. Gery, 1962-
Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1996-
B.S., Temple; M.B.A., Ph.D., Boston

A. Malcolm Gimse, 1970-
Professor Emeritus of Art, 2000-
B.A., Macalaster; M.A., M.F.A., Iowa

Beverly Grubb, 1989-
Library Catalog Associate, 1999-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead)

Rodney Grubb, 1968-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 2000-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead); B.Th. Luther Seminary, St. Paul; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Lloyd L. Gunderson, 1967-
Professor Emeritus of Classics, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.Th., Luther Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Allen Hanson, 1952-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1980-
B.A., Concordia; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Helen C. Hanson, 1955-
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1974-
B.A., Minnesota; M.A., Columbia

George Hardgrove, 1959-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry 2000-
A.B., Oberlin; Ph.D. California, Berkeley

David Hauck, 1966-
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1996-
B.S., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Bemidji State

Ralph Haugen, 1949-
Professor Emeritus of Speech-Theater, 1990-
B.A., Pacific Lutheran; M.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Minnesota

Ruben Haugen, 1960-
Instructor in Music, 1997-
B.M., M.M., MacPhail School of Music

Henry M. Helgen, Jr., 1967-
Vice President and Dean of Students Emeritus, 1984-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Colorado; Ed.D., Columbia

Barbara Helling, 1961-62, 1971-
Associate Professor Emerita of Behavioral Science, Paracollege Tutor,
Coordinator of Teaching-Learning Center, 1993-
B.A., Pomona; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Nebraska

George Helling, 1951-52, 1956-62, 1969-
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Tutor in the Paracollege, 1986-
B.A., Hamline; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

H. Stewart Hendrickson, 1968-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1996-
B.A., Pomona; Ph.D., Illinois

Carol Hocking, 1974-
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1990-
B.S., M.Ed., Minnesota

Norbert Hoffmann, 1989-
Director of Administrative Computing, 2000-
B.S., Pittsburgh; M.S., Duquesne

Donald T. Hoiness, 1948-50, 1960-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, 1986-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Colorado

James Holden, 1994-
Assistant Professor of Education, 2001-
B.A., Augsburg; M.A., Minnesota

Carlyle W. Holte, 1954-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1984-
B.A., Concordia; B.Th., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Edinburgh

Howard Hong, 1938-
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 1978-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Minnesota

Linda Hunter, 1982-
Director of Academic Support Center, 2000-
B.A., Drew; M.Ed., Minnesota

Lloyd M. Hustvedt, 1954-
Professor Emeritus of Norwegian, 1987-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Joseph G. Iverson, 1960-
Professor Emeritus of Education, 1986-
B.S., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Minnesota; Ed.D., North Dakota

Carolyn Jennings, 1960-63; 1966-
Professor Emerita of Music, 2002-
B.A., Iowa; M.M., Michigan

Kenneth L. Jennings, 1953-
Harry R. and Thora Helseth Tosdal Professor Emeritus of Music and Director Emeritus of the St. Olaf Choir, 1990-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Oberlin; D.M.A., Illinois

Robert Jenson, 1988-
Professor Emeritus of Religion 1998-
B.A., Luther; B.C., Luther Seminary; Dr. Theo., Heidelberg

Carol V. Johnson, 1968-
Vice President and Dean of Students, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Lowell E. Johnson, 1963-
Professor Emeritus of English, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Miles H. Johnson, 1957-
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1994-
B.A., B.M., Concordia (Moorhead); M.A., Western Reserve

Erling Jorstad, 1956-
Professor Emeritus of History, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Jean Juenke, 1965-
Director, Print Center, 1999-

Robert Kendall, 1965-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music, 1992-
B.M., M.M., Syracuse

Gloria Kiester, 1967-
Associate Professor Emerita of Music, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.M.Ed., Colorado

Hanno Klassen, 1960-
Assistant Professor Emeritus of German, 1985-
B.D., Mennonite Biblical Seminary; M.A., Chicago

Joanne Kleber, 1972-
Director of Oslo Summer School Program, 1997-
M.S., Iowa

Richard S. Kleber, 1960-
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Duane C. Kringen, 1947-
Business Manager Emeritus, 1984-
B.A., St. Olaf

Laszlo Kovacs, 1990-
Professor and College Bibliographer for Collection Development Projects,
Professor, 1994-
B.Th., Theological Academy, Hungary; M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity
School; M.A., Indiana

Alice Larsen, 1955-
Professor Emerita of Music, 1989-
B.M., St. Olaf; B.A., St. Olaf; M.M., Colorado

Elizabeth Larson, 1972-
Library Acquisitions Associate, 1999-
B.A., Bethany

Loren C. Larson, 1963-65, 1968-
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1996-
B.S., Bethany; M.A., Ph.D., Kansas

Diane Lee, 1972-
Research Assistant, Office of Educational and Institutional Research, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

Ronald Lee, 1961-
Professor Emeritus of English 2000, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary and General Studies, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Oxford; Ph.D., Stanford

Arch M. Leean, 1953-54, 1964-
Professor Emeritus of Art, 1993-
B.S., Wisconsin; M.A., Columbia

Patricia Lewis, 1973-
Librarian, Professor Emerita, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A.L.S, Minnesota

Odd Lovoll, 1971-
King Olav V Chair Emeritus in Scandinavian-American Studies; Professor Emeritus of Norwegian and History; Editor, Norwegian-American Historical Association, 2001-
M.A., North Dakota; Ph.D., Minnesota

Charles Lunder, 1952-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1977-
B.A., Carleton; M.Ed., Minnesota

John N. Maakestad, 1956-
Professor Emeritus of Art, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Iowa State

Marland L. Madson, 1965-66, 1969-
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.N.S., Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Norman Madson, 1973-
Director of Physical Plant, College Architect, 1993-
A.A., Waldorf Junior College; B.A., Iowa State

John C. Marshall, 1961-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1996-
B.A., Luther; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

Olaf W. Millert, 1952-
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, 1995-
B.A., Augustana (Sioux Falls); M.A., South Dakota; Ph.D., Harvard

Bruce Moe, 1958-
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid, 1995-
B.A., St. Olaf

Dorothy Mrkonich, 1970-
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1992-
B.S., St. Olaf; M.Ed., Ph.D., Minnesota

E. Clifford Nelson, 1950-51, 1966-
Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1976-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.D., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Yale

Katherine Ness, 1958-
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1983-
B.S., M.Ed., Minnesota

Philip M. Norum, 1969-
Director Emeritus of Alumni Relations, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf

Frank Odd, 1972-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages, 2001-
B.A., Utah; M.A., Stanford; Ph.D., Colorado

Duane N. Olson, 1962-
Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Cornell

Joan R. Olson, 1969-
College Archivist, Associate Professor Emerita, 1996-
B.A., Bucknell; M.A., Cornell

Omar G. Otterness, 1960-
Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1986-
B.A., M.A., Illinois; B.D., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago

J. Daniel Palm, 1962-
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1988-
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Donovan Parker, 1953-
Associate Registrar, Administrative Computer Programmer, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf

Donna Paulsen, 1972-
Instructor in Music, 1999-
B.A. St. Olaf

Paul Peterson, 1966-
Manager, WCAL Radio, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.Div., Luther Seminary

Richard G. Peterson, 1963-
Professor Emeritus of English and Classics, 1996-
B.A., Minnesota; M.A., Northwestern; Ph.D., Minnesota

Larry Petterson, 1965-
Director, Administrative Computer Center, 1990-
B.S., Minnesota

Robert Phelps, 1969-
Director, News Service; Director of Government and Foundation Relations. 1994-
B.A., Morningside; M.A., Syracuse

Thora Phelps, 1966-
Counselor, Career Planning and Placement, 1991-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Syracuse

Thomas G. Porter, 1958-
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, 1991-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Lydia Quanbeck, 1974-
Director of Government and Foundation Relations, 1999-
B.S., M.A., Minnesota

Sidney A. Rand, 1963-
President Emeritus, 1980-
B.A., Concordia; C.T., Luther Seminary; D.D., Concordia; LL.D., Colorado; LL.D., St. Olaf; LL.D., Carleton

Gordon Rasmussen, 1955-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1987-
B.A., Concordia; B.D., Luther Seminary

Bruce Roberts, 1968-
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, 2001-
B.S., M.Ed., Oregon State; Ph.D., Claremont

Marjorie Rooks, 1975-
Librarian, Assistant Professor, 1997-
B.A., M.A., A.M.L.S., Michigan

Katherine Rottsolk, 1970-
Associate Professor Emerita, 1983-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Wisconsin

Paul Schmitt, 1989-
Senior Principal Gift Officer; Director, Planned Giving, 2001-
B.A., Wartburg

Jack Schwandt, 1963-
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1996-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead); M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Pamela Schwandt, 1963-66, 1968-69, 1974-
Associate Professor Emerita of English, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Washington; Ph.D., Minnesota

Joseph M. Shaw, 1957-
Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1991-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.Th., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Seminary

Mary Virginia Shaw, 1984-
Associate Registrar, 1998-
A.B., Indiana

Jan Shoger, 1980-
Associate Professor Emerita of Art and Art History, 2002-
B.A., M.A., Minnesota

Michael Simione, 1965-
Director, St. Olaf Center, Auxiliary Enterprises and Purchasing, 1995-
B.S., B.A., Denver

George Sivanich, 1965-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology, 1994-
B.A., Minnesota; M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Minnesota

Emery N. Solberg, 1961-
Director of Admission Services, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf

Edlo Caldwell Solum, 1937-39, 1944-45, 1950-51, 1952-
Associate Professor Emerita of Physical Education, 1976-
B.A., M.A., California

Ansgar Sovik, 1938-
Professor Emeritus of Religion, 1979-
B.A., St. Olaf; C.T., Luther Seminary; M.Th., Princeton Seminary; S.T.D., Chicago Lutheran Seminary

Solveig Steendal, 1953-
Secretary to the President, 1988-
Luther

Frederick Stoutland, 1962-
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Yale

Judith Stoutland, 1968-
Instructor in English, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf, M.A., Trinity College

Walter Stromseth, 1956-
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.D., Ph.D., Yale

Lee Swan, 1976-
Director of Athletics, Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, 1998-
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Clifford Swanson, 1954-
College Pastor Emeritus, 1982-
B.A., St. Olaf; C.T., Luther Seminary; L.H.D., Luther

Steve Swanson, 1974-75, 1976-
Professor of English, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; C.Th., B.D., Luther Theological Seminary; M.A., D.Arts, Oregon

James Tallon, 1976-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, 2001-
B.A., St. Charles Borremeo Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Notre Dame

Donald A. Tarr, 1965-
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1996-
B.A., Doane; M.S., Ph.D., Yale

Marcella Taylor, 1975-
Professor Emerita of English, 1996-
B.A., St. Benedict; M.F.A., Ph.D., Iowa

Merrell Thornton, 1980-
Student Work Coordinator, 1997-
B.S., Texas WomenÕs

Valborg E. Tollefsrud, 1953-
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1995-
B.S., M.Ed., Minnesota

John Treon, 1968-74, 1984-
Director of Academic Events, Alumni Abroad Programs, 1999-
B.S., Lambuth; M.A., Arkansas; Ph.D., Virginia

Ann Wagner, 1961-
Professor Emerita of Dance, 1999-
B.A., Augustana (Illinois); M.A., Iowa; Ph.D., Minnesota

James G. Walker, 1964-
Associate Professor Emeritus of Russian, 1994-
B.A., Long Beach State; M.S., Georgetown; Ph.D., Indiana

Norman Watt, 1966-
Associate Professor Emeritus of German, 2000-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

A. DeWayne Wee, 1966-
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; S.M.M., Union Seminary; M.S., Juilliard; D.Mus., Indiana

Abby Werlock, 1987-
Associate Professor Emerita of English 1999-
B.A., M.A., American University; Ph.D., Sussex
Adolph P. White, 1954-
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1984-
B.S., Minnesota; M.M., Northwestern; Ph.D., Minnesota

Kenneth G. Wilkens, 1947-56, 1958-
Professor Emeritus of Speech-Theater, 1986-
B.S.E., Moorhead State; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern

Lawrence Zimmerman, 1990-
Assistant Professor of Education, 2001-
B.A., St. Cloud; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Wyoming

James A. Zischke, 1963-
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1996-
B.S., Wisconsin; M.A., South Dakota; Ph.D., Tulane State