St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

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Faculty

The following is accurate through March 31, 2005.

Nancy Aarsvold
Instructor in Norwegian, 1995-
B.A., Pacific Lutheran; M.A., Minnesota

Beth Abdella
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Program Director, Molecular Biology, 1986-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Minnesota

Karen Achberger
Professor of German, 1979-
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Jason Alfred
Instructor in Music, 2004-
B.A., Ithaca; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Richard Allen
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1975-
B.A., Boston; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Wendy Allen
Professor of Romance Languages, 1977-
B.A., Connecticut; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

Jan Allister
Assistant Professor of English, 1989-
B.A., M.A., California State (Chico)

Mark Allister
Associate Professor of English, 1986-
B.A., California State (Chico); M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Steven Amundson
Professor of Music, 1981-
B.A., Luther; M.M., Northwestern

Kathryn Ananda-Owens
Associate Professor of Music, 1997-
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; B.A., Oberlin; M.M., Peabody Conservatory; D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory

Carolyn Anderson
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 1997-
B.A., Knox; Ph.D., Indiana

Deborah Anderson
Associate Professor of Psychology, 1980-
B.A., Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State

Kurt Anderson
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, 1989-
B.A., Augustana; M.S., Drake

Diane K. Angell
Assistant Professor of Biology, 1999-
B.A., Macalester; Ph.D., Brown

Anton Armstrong
Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Professor of Music, 1990-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Illinois; D.M.A., Michigan State

Grant Arndt
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 2004-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Wendell Arneson
Professor of Art and Art History, Department Chair, 1978-
B.A., Luther; M.A., M.F.A., Bowling Green

Carol Austin
Instructor in Nursing, 2004-
B.A., St. Catherine; M.S., Minnesota

Jennifer Bader
Instructor in Dance, 1998-
B.F.A., University of the Arts

Eugene Bakko
Professor of Biology; Curator of Natural Lands, 1966-68, 1972-
B.S., Moorhead State; M.A., Wyoming; Ph.D., Minnesota

John Barbour
Professor of Religion and Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy, 1982-
B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity School

Jolene Barjasteh
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1984-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol
Professor of Romance Languages; Department Chair; Director of Hispanic Studies, 1988-
B.A., Central; M.A., Middlebury; Ph.D., Minnesota

Gene Bauer
Instructor in English, 1998-
B.A., Huron; M.Th., United Theological Seminary; M.A., Hamline

Susan Bauer
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, 1976-
B.A., Macalester; M.A.T., Lewis and Clark; M.A., Arizona State; C.M.A., Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

Anthony Becker
Associate Professor of Economics, 1987-
B.A., Maryland; M.A,. Ph.D., Duke

Jo Michelle Beld
Associate Professor of Political Science; Director of Academic Research and Planning, 1984-
B.A., Bethel; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Scott Benson
Visiting Instructor in Political Science, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; J.D., Georgetown

W. Bruce Benson
College Pastor, 1981-
B.A., Augsburg; M.Div., Luther Seminary; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School

Linda Berger
Associate Professor of Music, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Douglas Beussman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2003-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Michigan State

Char Anne Bezanson
Instructor in Education, 1988-
B.S., M.S., Minnesota

Brian Bjorklund
Associate Professor of Theatre, 1981-
B.A., M.F.A., Minnesota

Kathryn M. Blough
Assistant Professor, Music Catalog Librarian, 1999-
B.A., Southern Maine; M.L.S., M.A., Buffalo

Richard Bodman
Associate Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, 1980-
B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Peder Bolstad
Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Analytical Skills Coordinator, 1980-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Sc., Simon Fraser

Cynthia Book
Associate Professor of Physical Education; Department Chair; Athletic Director, 1991-
B.S., Springfield; M.Ed., New Hampshire; Ph.D., Minnesota

David Booth
Associate Professor of Religion; Director, Center for Integrative Studies, 1985-
B.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Sheryl D. Breen
Instructor in Political Science, 2001-
B.A., Minnesota

Maggie Broner
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1997-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

D. Christopher Brooks
Instructor in Political Science, 2001-
B.A., Centre; M.A., Kentucky; Ph.D., Indiana

Richard Brown
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Director, Computer Science Program, 1990-
B.A., Washington State; M.S., Ph.D., Illinois

Christopher M. Brunelle
Assistant Professor of Classics, 2002-
B. A., Carleton; M.A., Cambridge; Ph.D., North Carolina

Richard Buckstead
Professor of English, 1961-
B.A., Yankton; M.A., South Dakota; Ph.D., Iowa State

Patrice Buresh
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, 1988-
B.S., Valley City State; M.S., North Dakota State

Diane Burry
Visiting Instructor in Asian Studies, 2003-
B.A., Yale; M.A., Open University, United Kingdom

John Campion
Instructor in Physical Education and Student Computing and Network Consultant, Technologies, 1982-
B.A., St. Olaf

Mary Carlsen
Associate Professor of Social Work, 1989-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S.W., Washington

Jane Laurel Carrington
Professor of History, 1988-
A.B., Wellesley; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

David Carter
Associate Professor of Music, 1988-
B.F.A., Minnesota; M.M., Indiana; D.M.A., Illinois

Sylvia Carullo
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1990-
M.A., Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

James Cederberg
The Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science, Professor of Physics, 1964-
A.B., Kansas; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Judith Cederberg
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1967-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Michigan

Kathy Chadwick
Professor of Economics; Husby-Johnson Endowed Professor of Business and Economics, 1985-
B.A., Millikin; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern

Karen Cherewatuk
Associate Professor of English, 1986-
B.A., SUNY (Albany); M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Christopher L. Chiappari
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 1999-
B.S., Santa Clara; M.S., California (Davis); Ph.D., Minnesota

Beth Christensen
Professor, Library, 1977-
B.M., M.S. in L.S., Illinois; M.A., Minnesota

Siriwan Chutikamoltham
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, 2003-
B.S., Chulalongkorn; M.S., Minnesota; D.B.A., Harvard Business School

Mary Cisar
Professor of Romance Languages; College Registrar and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1978-
B.A., Kalamazoo; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Erik Cleven
Visiting Assistant Professor, Norwegian, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Oslo

Anna Clift
Instructor in Music, 1995-
B.M., Indiana; M.M., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Eric Cole
Associate Professor of Biology, 1993-
B.A., Reed; M.S., Washington; Ph.D., Iowa

Clifton Corzatt
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1974-
B.A., Northwestern; M.A., Northern Illinois; Ph.D., Illinois

Kris A. Cropsey
Instructor in Romance Languages — Spanish, 2001-
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Minnesota

Katherine Crowley
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Rice

David Dahl
Associate Professor of Physics, 1979-
B.S., Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford

J. Patrick Dale
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Government and Foundation Relations, 1988-
B.A., Keele; M.A., Ph.D., Essex

Bruce Dalgaard
Professor of Economics and Asian Studies, Director of Center for Experiential Learning, 1992-
A.B., M.S., Ph.D., Illinois

Christine Daymont
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Head Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, 1976-81, 1986-
B.S.E., SUNY (Cortland); M.S., Syracuse

Gary De Krey
Professor of History and Director, Center for College History, 1988-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Jeane Delaney
Associate Professor of History, 1990-
A.B., North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Irve Dell
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1989-
B.A., Williams; M.F.A., Minnesota

Raymond DeVries
Professor of Sociology, 1988-
B.A., Westmont; M.A., Ph.D., California (Davis)

Shelly Dickinson
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2003-
B.S., South Dakota; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science

James Dickson
Professor of Psychology, 1966-
B.A., Lafayette; M.A., Kent State; Ph.D., Maryland

Jill Dietz
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1996-
B.A., Brandeis; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern

Donna Dixon
Instructor in Music, 2002-
B.A., Concordia; M.F.A., Minnesota

Anne D’Oyley Adams
Assistant Professor of Music, 2000-
B.A./B.Mus., Oberlin; M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music; M.A., D.M.A., Michigan

Dan Dressen
Professor of Music; Department Chair, 1982-
B.S., Bemidji State; M.F.A., D.M.A., Minnesota

Richard Dunning
Associate Professor of History, 1989-90, 1994-
B.A., Carthage; M.A., Michigan State; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Richard DuRocher
Professor of English, 1986-
B.A., Loyola; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Stephen Dyson
Instructor in Political Science, 2004-
B.A., Essex; M.A., Washington State

Andrea Een
Associate Professor of Music, 1977-
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Illinois

Julia Elkina Ehrlich
Instructor in Music, 2000-
B.A., M.A., Leningrad Conservatory

Edward David Emery
Professor of Economics, 1969-
A.B., Washington State; Ph.D., Minnesota

Mary Ann Emery
Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Management Studies, 1969-
B.S.B.A., Washington (St. Louis); M.A., C.P.A., Minnesota

Jason Engbrecht
Assistant Professor of Physics, 2002-
B.S., Trinity; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan

Robert Entenmann
Professor of History and Asian Studies, 1982-
B.A., Washington; M.A., Stanford; Ph.D., Harvard

Jill Ewald
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Director of Flaten Art Museum, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Vermont College of Norwich University

Maria Fanis
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2004-
B.A., National Kapodistrian; M.A., Graduate School of European and International Studies; Ph.D., Michigan

James Farrell
Professor of History; Department Chair; Program Director, Historical Perspectives; Program Director, American Studies, 1977-
B.A., Loyola; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Alison Feldt
Associate Professor of Music, 1989-
B.A., Luther; M.A., Iowa; D.M.A., Minnesota

John Ferguson
Elliot and Klara Stockdal Johnson Professor of Organ and Church Music and Cantor to the Student Congregation, Professor of Music, 1983-
B.M., Oberlin; M.A., Kent State; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Karl Fink
Professor of German, 1982-
B.A., Wartburg; M.A., Arizona, Ph.D., Illinois

Michael Fitzgerald
Professor of History, Director of Africa and the Americas Concentration, American Racial and Multicultural Studies, 1986-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Terry J. Fitzgerald
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2001-
B.S., Iowa; Ph.D., Minnesota

Helen Foli
Instructor in Music, 2004-
A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Charles Forsberg
Professor of Music, Associate Dean for Fine Arts, 1972-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Daniel Forstner
Visiting Master Teacher, 2003-
B.A., St. John’s; M..S., Bank Street College

Larry Fowler
Instructor in Education, 1991-
B.S., Mankato; M.Ed., Minnesota

Kenneth Freed
Instructor in Music, 2000-
B.M., M.M., Yale

Dona Werner Freeman
Artist in Residence, Theatre, 1985-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Minnesota

Eric J. Fure-Slocum
Assistant Professor of History, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Duke; M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Iowa

Elizabeth Galbraith
Associate Professor of Religion, 2002-
B.Honors., Joint Honors, Nottingham; Post Graduate Cert., Durham, England; Ph.D., Cambridge

Ron Gallas
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1987-
B.A., St. Thomas; M.F.A., Minnesota

Bryn Geffert
Associate Professor, Library; College Librarian, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Illinois; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Minnesota

Yakov Gelfand
Assistant Professor of Music, 1985-
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Leningrad Conservatory

Karen Gervais
Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1972-74, 1989-
B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Minnesota

John Giannini
Associate Professor of Biology, 1988-
B.S., Philadelphia College of the Bible; M.A., Humboldt State; Ph.D., Utah State

Gary C. Gisselman
Artist-in-Residence in Theatre, 1999-
B.A., Carthage

Rita Glazebrook
Professor of Nursing, Department Chair, Director of MINC, 1981-
B.S.N., Augsburg; M.S., Ph.D., Minnesota

Richard Goedde
Associate Professor of Economics; Department Chair, 1988-
B.B.A., M.B.A., Wisconsin (Madison)

Amy Gohdes-Luhman
Instructor in Religion, 1999-
B.A., Wisconsin (Madison); M.Div., Moravian Theological Seminary; M.Th.S., Garret Evangelical Seminary

William Sean Goldsworthy
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men’s Hockey Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., St. Cloud State

Tracey M. Gorman
Instructor in Music, 2001-
B.M., St. Olaf

William A. Gorton
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2002-
B.A., William and Mary; Ph.D., Minnesota

Loretta Graetz
Instructor in Music, 2004-
B.A., Northern Iowa

Charles Gray
Professor of Music, 1983-84, 1986-
B.M., Wheaton; M.M., Michigan

Jeanine Grenberg
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1996-
B.A., Fordham; M.A., Emory; Ph.D., Emory

Mary Griep
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1988-89, 1990-
B.A., Macalester; M.A., Hamline

Dana Gross
Associate Professor of Psychology; Program Director, Linguistic Studies, 1988-
B.A., Smith; Ph.D., Minnesota

Anne Groton
Professor of Classics, Director of Ancient and Medieval Studies; Department Chair, 1981-
B.A., Wellesley, M.A. Ph.D., Michigan

David Hagedorn
Artist in Residence in Music, 1997-
B.S., Minnesota; M.M., New England Conservatory; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Daniel Hagen
Instructor in Physical Education, Certified Athletic Trainer, 1987-
B.S., M.A., Mankato State

Steven C. Hahn
Assistant Professor of History, 2000-
B.A., Michigan; M.A., Georgia; Ph.D., Emory

Olaf Hall-Holt
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2004-
B.A., Swarthmore; M.S., Minnesota; Ph.D., Stanford

Alice Hanson
Professor of Music, 1982-
B.A., Wells; M.M., Ph.D., Illinois

Bruce Hanson
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1982-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

James Hanson
Associate Professor of Religion, 1992-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

John Robert Hanson
Visiting Professor of Music, 1996-
Ph.D., Iowa

Robert Hanson
Professor of Chemistry, 1986-
B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Janis Hardy
Associate Professor of Music, 1980-83, 1985-

Vicki Lynn Harper
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1979-
B.A., Mount Holyoke; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard

Karna E. Hauck
Instructor in Education, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Robert Hauck
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Women’s Swimming Coach, 1988-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Mankato State

Mary Caroline Henry
Assistant Professor of Biology, 1995-
B.A., Swarthmore; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Joan Hepburn
Assistant Professor of English, 1987-
B.A., New York; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

James Heynen
Writer in Residence, 1992-
B.A., Calvin; M.A., Iowa; M.F.A., Oregon

Dennis Hidalgo
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2004-
B.A., Universidad Adventista de las Antillas; M.A., Western Illinois; Ph.D., Central Michigan/
University of Strathclyde

Roudy Hildreth
Instructor in Political Science
B.A, M.A., Virginia; Ph.D., Minnesota

Jason Hill
Instructor in Biology, 2004-
A.B., Harvard

Jonathan Hill
Professor of English, 1969-
B.A. (M.A.), B.Phil., Oxford

Martin Hodel
Associate Professor of Music, 1997-
B.A., Goshen; M.M., North Carolina; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Gerald Hoekstra
Professor of Music, 1981-
B.A., Calvin; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State

Daniel Hofrenning
Associate Professor of Political Science, Department Chair, 1990-
B.A., Concordia; M.Div., Luther Northwestern; M.A., Duke; Ph.D., Minnesota

Nicole Höft
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S. California (Davis) Ph.D., Minnesota

Carol Holly
Professor of English, 1975-
B.A., M.A., Nebraska; Ph.D., Brown

Anthony Holt
Instructor in Music, 1991-
B.A., Christ Church, Oxford

C. George Holt
Associate Professor of Family Studies, Department Chair, Family and and Social Service, 1972-
B.A., Alma; B.D., Oberlin; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State

Scott Homler
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 1998-
B.A., M.A., Illinois State; Ph.D., Minnesota

Timothy Howe
Assistant Professor of History, 2003-
B.A., California State; M.A., Ph.D., Penn State

Charles Huff
Professor of Psychology, 1988-
B.S., Georgia Southern; M.A., William & Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Paul Humke
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1980-
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Rika Ito
Assistant Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies, 2001-
B.A., Hokusei Gakuen; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State

Paul T. Jackson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Minnesota

Robert Jacobel
Professor of Physics, Director of Environmental Studies, 1976-
A.B., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Iowa State

Sigrid Johnson
Artist in Residence in Music, 1983-
B.M., St. Cloud State; M.M., Michigan

Theodore Johnson
Professor of Biology, Director of Biomedical Sciences, 1977-
B.A., Augsburg; M.S., Illinois; Ph.D., Illinois

Rebecca Judge
Associate Professor of Economics, 1987-
B.A., Smith; M.S., Minnesota (Duluth); Ph.D., Duke

Scott Kallestad
Instructor in Music, 1997-
B.S., North Dakota; M.M., North Texas

Kimberly A. Kandl
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2000-
B.A., Grinnell; Ph.D., Purdue

Mark Kelley
Instructor in Music, 1991-
B.M.E., Nebraska (Lincoln)

Patrick T. Kelley
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 2001-
B.A., St Olaf; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Maria L. Kelly
Assistant Professor of Education, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Ed., St. Mary’s

Louis Henry Kermott
Professor of Biology, 1978-79, 1981-
B.S., M.S., North Dakota, Ph.D., Minnesota

Paola Kindred
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2003-
B.A., Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)

Heather J. Klopchin
Assistant Professor of Dance, 1999-
B.S., SUNY (Geneseo); M.F.A., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Amy Kolan
Professor of Physics, 1982-
B.A., Dartmouth; Ph.D., Duke

Daniel Kosmoski
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, 1994-
B.S., M.Ed., Minnesota

Daniel Kramer
Instructor in Economics, 2003-
B.S. and B.A., Colorado State; M.A., Minnesota

Karil J. Kucera
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Art and Art History, 2002-
B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Oregon; Ph.D., Kansas

Mary Kuehn
Instructor in Nursing, 1998-
B.S.N., Winona State; M.S.N., Winona State

Judy Kutulas
Professor of History; Program Director, Women’s Studies, 1986-
B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

L. DeAne Lagerquist
Professor of Religion, Department Chair, 1988-
B.A., California Lutheran; M.A., Luther Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago Divinity School

Barret Lane
Visiting Instructor in Political Science, 2004-
B.A., St. OLaf; J.D., Minnesota

Edward Langerak
Professor of Philosophy, 1972-
A.B., Calvin; M.A., Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Phyllis Hyland Larson
Associate Professor of Japanese and Asian Studies, Department Chair, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Diane C. LeBlanc
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of Writing Program, 2000-
B.A., St. Michael’s; M.A., Wyoming

Elizabeth Berg Leer
Instructor in Education, 2001-
B.A., Concordia; M.A., Northern Illinois

Julie M. Legler
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; Program Director, Statistics, 2001-
B.A., M.S., Minnesota; Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health

Ann A. Leming
Instructor in Education, 1982-
A.B., Westmont; M.A., Utah

Michael Leming
Professor of Sociology, 1972-72, 1975-
A.B., Westmont; M.A., Marquette; Ph.D., Utah

Naurine Lennox
Associate Professor of Social Work; Program Director, Social Work, 1977-
B.A., Iowa State; M.A., Chicago

Susan Lindley
Professor of Religion, 1976-
B.A., Mount Holyoke; Ph.D., Duke

Eric Lund
Professor of Religion; Director of Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum; Director of Middle East Studies, 1979-
A.B., Brown; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Juliet A. Lynd
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 2000-
B.A., Vassar; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Minnesota

Kristina MacPherson
Associate Professor, Library, 1982-
B.A., Earlham; A.M.L.S., Michigan

Jill Mahr
Instructor in Music, 1995-
B.M.E., B.M., Minnesota; M.M., Northwestern

Timothy Mahr
Professor of Music, 1994-
B.M., B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., D.M.A., Iowa

Dennis Malmberg
Instructor in Music Education, 2004-
B.M., Minnesota

Urmila Malvadkar
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2004-
B.S., Vanderbilt; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Gordon Marino
Professor of Philosophy, O.C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Curator of the Kierkegaard Library, 1995-
B.A., Columbia; M.A., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Chicago

Karen E. Sawyer Marsalek
Assistant Professor of English, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Phil., Oxford; Ph.D., Toronto

Mary Martz
Instructor in Music, 1994-
B.S., Moorhead State

M. Clare Mather
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1990-
B.A., Hamline; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

James May
Provost and Dean of the College, Professor of Classics, 1977-
B.S., Kent State; Ph.D., North Carolina

Joseph L. Mbele
Associate Professor of English, 1991-
B.A., M.A., Dar es Salaam; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Robert K. McCarthy
Instructor in Physical Education; Assistant Football and Track and Field Coach, 2002-
B.A., Concordia; M.S., Wisconsin (Eau Claire)

Joseph McClanahan
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 2003-
B.A., Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Nebraska

Harriet McCleary
Instructor in Music, 1994-
B.M.E.-Vocal, B.M.-Church Music, Texas Christian; M.M.-Church Music, Conducting, M.M.-Voice, Westminster Choir; D.M.A.-Voice Performance, Minnesota

Robert McClure
Visiting Associate Professor of Education, 2004-
B.S., Oregon College of Education, M.S., E.D., Oklahoma State

Keith D. McCutchen
Instructor in Music, 2002-
B.M., Kentucky

Matthew C. McDonald
Instructor in Physical Education, Athletics Director and Head Baseball and Men’s Golf Coach, 1991-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.P.E., Minnesota

James McKeel
Associate Professor of Music; Director of Academic Advising, 1986-
B.M.Ed., Westminster; M.M., Minnesota

Steven McKelvey
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Associate Dean of Students, 1985-
A.B., Grinnell; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown

Donna McMillan
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1994-
B.A., Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Duke

Kent M. McWilliams
Assistant Professor of Music, 2001-
B.A., M.M., Toronto; D.M., Universite’ de Montreal

Karrin D. Meffert-Nelson
Instructor in Music, 1995-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Northwestern

Christopher J. Meidt
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Football Coach, 2002-
B.A., Bethel; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management, Minnesota

Justin Merritt
Assistant Professor of Music, 2004-
B.M., Trinity (San Antonio); M.M., D.M., Indiana

Gary Miessler
The Edolph A. Larson and Truman E. Anderson, Sr., Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry, 1978-
B.Chem., Tulsa; Ph.D., Minnesota

Gary Muir
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2004-
B.A.,, M.A., Ph.D., Otago

Gregory W. Muth
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2002-
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; Ph.D., Montana

León Narváez
Professor of Romance Languages, 1970-
B.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Diana Neal
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1996-
B.S.N., St. Olaf; M.S., Arizona

Jon Eric Nelson
Professor of English, 1968-
B.A., Wittenberg; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina

Scott Nesbit
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach, 1989-
B.A., Wisconsin (Eau Claire); M.S., Illinois (Chicago)

Susanne Nevin
Assistant Professor, Library, 1994-
B.A., M.A., Minnesota

Todd Nichol
King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies; Editor of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA), 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary; Th.D., Minnesota

Robert Nichols
Professor of History; 1972-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Elinor Niemisto
Instructor in Music, 1985-
B.M., M.M., Michigan

Paul Niemisto
Associate Professor of Music, 1978-
B.M., M.M., Michigan

David Nitz
Professor of Physics, Department Chair, 1979-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Rice

Bruce Nordstrom-Loeb
Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair, 1982-
B.A., Michigan; M.A., Harvard; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Joan Odd
Instructor in Spanish, 1975-76, 1977-
B.A., Idaho

Margaret Odell
Associate Professor of Religion, 1994-
B.A., Meredith; M.A.R., Yale Divinity School; Ph.D., Pittsburgh

Margaret Ojala
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1983-
B.A., Minnesota; M.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago

Margaret Hayford O’Leary
Professor of Norwegian; Department Chair, Norwegian; Program Director, Nordic Studies, 1977-86, 1987-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead); M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Arnold Ostebee
Assistant Provost, Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1980-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Don Ostrom
Visiting Professor of Political Science, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

Paul Ostrow
Visiting Instructor in Political Science, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; J.D. Minnesota

Paul Ousley
Instructor in Music, 1992-
B.A., Wisconsin (Eau Claire); M.M., Eastman School of Music

Nancy Paddleford
Professor of Music, 1974-
B.M., M.M., Indiana; D.M.A., Minnesota

Wesley Pearson
The Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science, Professor of Chemistry, 1958-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Minnesota

Hervé Pensec
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1971-
B.A., Adelphi; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Kansas

Mark Pernecky
Associate Professor of Economics, 1990-
B.A., Northwestern; M.S., North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Notre Dame

Dolores Peters
Associate Professor of History, 1986-
A.B., Wilson; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Dione Peterson
Instructor in Music, 2004-
B.A., M.M., Minnestoa State (Mankato)

Samiha Peterson
Professor of Sociology; Associate Dean for Social and Applied Sciences; Director of Middle Eastern Studies, 1972-
B.A., M.A., American University in Cairo; Ph.D., Minnesota

Michael S. Petruconis
Instructor in Music, 2001-
B.S., Nebraska (Lincoln); M.S., Minnesota

Rickard Pettersson
Visiting Instructor in Physics and Environmental Studies, 2004-
M.S., Ph.D., Stockholm University

Rosemary A. Pfarr-Baker
Instructor in Education; Director of Field Experience, 1991-97, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Ed., North Carolina State

William Poehlmann
Associate Professor of Religion, 1973-
B.A., Texas Lutheran; B.D., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Harvard

Helena Pohlandt-McCormick
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 1999-
B.A., Ludwig-Maximillians-Munich; M.A. Michigan; Ph.D., Minnesota

Jo Ann Polley
Professor of Music, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.M., Northwestern; Ph.D., Michigan State

Xun Pomponio
Associate Professor of Economics, 1991-
B.A., Youngstown; M.A., Ph.D., Penn State

Jean C. Porterfield
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2001-
B.S., Duke; Ph.D., Illinois

Diana Postlethwaite
Professor of English, 1988-
B.A., Radcliffe; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Charles Priore
Science Librarian, 1984-
B.A., D’Youville; M.L.S., SUNY (Buffalo)

Anantanand Rambachan
Professor of Religion, 1985-
B.A., West Indies; M.A., Ph.D., Leeds

Nayna Ramey
Visiting Artist in Theatre, 2002-
B.F.A., Rockford; M.F.A, Minnesota

Steve Reece
Associate Professor of Classics, 1994-
B.A., M.A., Hawaii; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)

Barbara Reed
Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, 1982-
B.A., Southern Methodist; Ph.D., Iowa

Steven Reiser
Technical Director, Department of Theatre, 2001-
B.A., Hamline; M.F.A., Indiana

Patricia Richardson
Instructor in Social Work, 1997-
B.A., Arizona State; M.S.W., Minnesota

Matthew Richey
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Department Chair, 1986-
B.A., Kenyon; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth

Patrick N. Riley
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2001-
B.A., Iowa; Ph.D., Purdue

Lavern Rippley
Professor of German, Department Chair, 1967-
B.A., Holy Cross; B.S., Wisconsin (River Falls); M.A., Kent State; Ph.D., Ohio State

Paul Roback
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2003-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S. Iowa State; Ph.D. Colorado State

Anthony Roberts
Dance Artist in Residence, Teaching and Technology Faculty Consultant, IIT, 1995-
B.F.A., Utah

Janice Roberts
Associate Professor of Dance, Department Chair, 1994-
B.F.A., Arizona State; M.F.A., Utah

Marc Robinson
Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Area Studies; Department Chair, 1991-
B.A., Purdue; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Catherine R. Rodland
Artist in Residence in Music, 2000-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Matthew Rohn
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1994-
B.A., George Washington, M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

Mary Ellen Ross
Associate Professor of Psychology, 1977-
B.S., Fordham; M.A., Ph.D., Syracus

Margaret Rowland
Instructor in Music, 2004-
B.Mus., British Columbia; M.M., Indiana; M.A., Ottawa; D.M.A., Minnesota

Anthony J. Rudd
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2001-
B.A., Cambridge; M.Phil., St. Andrews; M. Litt in Phil., Oxford; Ph.D., Bristol

Liska Rutherford
Instructor in Economics, 2004-
B.S., Michigan; M.B.A., Chicago

Robert Rutherford
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2003-
B.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Wisconsin

David E. Ryan
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 2000-
B.A., Taylor; M.F.A., Ohio

Anne G. Sabo
Assistant Professor of Norwegian, 1999-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Washington

Kay Sahlin
Instructor in Music, 1979-
B.A., St. Olaf

Edmund Santurri
Professor of Religion and Philosophy; Program Director, Great Conversation, 1980-
B.A., M.A., Virginia; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Judith Sateren
Associate Professor of Nursing, 1969-
B.S.N., St. Olaf; M.S., California (San Francisco)

Sheryl Saterstrom
Assistant Professor of Dance, 1987-1996, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Arizona State

John Saurer
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 1995-
B.A., Hope; M.F.A., Colorado State

John Schade
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2004-
B.A., Michigan; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State

Mark Schelske
Professor of Education; Department Chair, 1987-
B.A., Carleton University; M.A., St. Thomas; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Jamie Schillinger
Instructor in Religion, 2003-
B.A., St. Olaf; A.M., Chicago

David Schodt
Professor of Economics, Director of the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, 1977-
B.S., Cornell; M.P.P.A., M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

Robert V. Scholz
Professor of Music, 1968-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.M., D.M.A., Illinois

Douglas Schuurman
Professor of Religion, 1986-
B.A., Calvin; M.Div., Calvin Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago

Jeffrey Schwinefus
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2002-
B.S., Wisconsin (LaCrosse); M.S., Ph.D., Michigan

Mark S. Seerup
Instructor in Music, 2001-
B.F.A., Minnesota

Kathleen L. Shea
Professor of Biology, 1985-
B.A., Grinnell; M.A., Washington (St. Louis); Ph.D., Colorado

Bonnie Sherman
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of Neuroscience, 1981-
B.S., William and Mary; Ph.D., North Carolina

Heather M. Shirey
Instructor in Art and Art History, 2002-
B.A., Iowa; M.A., Tulane

Wallace Ray Shows
Instructor in Music, 2000-
B.M., Florida State; M.M., Boston

Elaine G. Siemsen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, 2002-
B.A., Augusta; M.D., M.Theology, Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

Kay Ellen Smith
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1980-
B.S., Bucknell; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Robert C. Smith
Assistant Professor of Music, 1995-
B.M., St. Olaf; M.M., Yale; D.M.A., Texas (Austin)

Steve Soderlind
Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social and Applied Sciences, 1979-
B.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Massachusetts

Karen Solgard
Instructor in Music, 2004-
B.F.A., Minnesota

William Sonnega
Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Media Studies, 1993-
B.A., Colorado College; M.F.A., New York; Ph.D., Minnesota

Gary O. Spessard
Professor of Chemistry, 1973-
B.S., Harvey Mudd; M.S., Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., Wesleyan

Gary Stansell
Professor of Religion, 1973-
B.A., Concordia Senior College; M.Div., Concordia Seminary; Dr.Theol., Heidelberg

Lynn Steen
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Special Advisor to the Provost, Senior Faculty Advisor, 1965-
B.A., Luther; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Steen
Assistant Professor of English; Department Chair, 1965-92, 1994-
B.A., Luther; MAT, Harvard

Cynthia Stokes
Instructor in Music, 1967-69, 1970-
B.A., Radcliffe; M.M., New England Conservatory

Philip E. Stoltzfus
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2000-
B.A., Goshen; M.Div., Th.D., Harvard Divinity

Mark Storry
Instructor in Education, 1995-
B.S., Minnesota

Ariel Strichartz
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 2002-
B.A., Rice; M.A., New Mexico; Ph.D., Kansas

Judith Stromayer
Instructor in Physical Education; Director of Recreation and RPEA Facilities, 1994-
B.A., Denison; M.S., Indiana

Corliss Swain
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair, 1987-
B.A., North Dakota; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago

Michael Swift
Assistant Professor of Biology, 1997-
B.Sc., M.A., California (Davis); Ph.D., British Columbia

Charles Taliaferro
Professor of Philosophy, 1985-
B.A., Goddard; M.A., Rhode Island; M.T.S., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Amelia Taylor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2003-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Purdue; Ph.D., Kansas

Katherine Tegtmeyer-Pak
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, 2003-
B.A., Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Kristina Thalhammer
Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Peace Studies, 1991, 1994-
B.A., St. Catherine; Ph.D., Minnesota

Christopher M. Thomforde
President of the College, Professor of Religion, 2001-
A.B., Princeton; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, D.Min, Princeton Theological Seminary; D.D., Susquehanna

Nancy MacKay Thompson
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 2000-
B.A., Southern Methodist; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana

William Thornton
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Head Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Coach, 1970-
B.S., Kansas; M.Ed., Arkansas

Howard Thorsheim
Professor of Psychology, 1968-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Mary Titus
Associate Professor of English, 1989-
B.A., Skidmore; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina

Timothy N. Tracey
Adjunct Professor of Economics, 2003-
B.A., Columbia; M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

Mary Trull
Assistant Professor of English, 2003-
B.A., Swarthmore; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Charles Umbanhowar, Jr.
Associate Professor of Biology, 1991-
B.A., Carleton; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)

David Van Wylen
Professor of Biology, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., Michigan

Theodore Vessey
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1970-
B.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Anne von Bibra
Assistant Professor of Dance, 1987-
B.A., Louisiana State; M.A., California (Los Angeles)

Mary Walczak
Associate Professor of Chemistry; Department Chair, 1992-
B.A., St. Thomas; Ph.D., Iowa State

Martha Wallace
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1977-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Anne Walter
Professor of Biology; Department Chair, 1994-
A.B., Grinnell; M.Sc., British Columbia; Ph.D., Duke

Greg Walter
Instructor in Religion, 2004-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Div., Luther Seminary

Irina Walter
Russian Specialist in Residence, 1986-
B.A., M.A., Leningrad State Herzen Pedagogical Institute; M.A., Connecticut

Pin Pin Wan
Associate Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, 1987-
B.A., M.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University; M.A., Oregon, 1978; Ph.D., Washington

Anthony Watson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2004-
B.A., Southern California; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

David Wee
Professor of English, Assistant Women’s Cross Country Coach, 1965-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Theo Wee
Professor of Music, 1966-73, 1974-
B.F.A., South Dakota State; S.M.M., Union Seminary

John Welckle
Associate Professor of Education, 1989, 1992-
B.A., Augsburg; M.A., ED.Sp., Ph.D., Minnesota

Colin Wells
Associate Professor of English; Program Director, American Conversations, 1995-
B.A., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers

Gary Wicks
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Assistant Men’s Track Coach, 1988-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Thomas A. Williamson
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, 2001-
B. A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan;

Charles Wilson
Professor of Religion, Associate Dean of Humanities, 1973-77, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Chicago

Eliot Wilson
Assistant Professor of English, 2003-
B.A., M.A., Old Dominion; Ph.D., Alabama

Karen Wilson
Associate Professor of Theatre, 1979-80, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Herbert E. Winslow
Instructor in Music, 2001-
B.M., Curtis Institute

Mary Winstead
Assistant Professor of English, 2002-
B.A., St. Catherine; M.F.A., Minnesota

Paul Wojick
Associate Professor of Economics; Head Coach Men’s & Women’s Alpine Ski Team, 1988-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Colorado

Solveig Zempel
Professor of Norwegian; Department Chair; Program Director, Nordic Studies; Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary and General Studies, 1976-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Larry Zimmerman
Instructor in Music, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.M., Boston University

Paul Zorn
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 1981-
A.B., Washington (St. Louis); M.S., Ph.D., Washington (Seattle)