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Faculty

The following is accurate through June 23, 2006.

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

Beth Abdella
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1986
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Shahram Ahrar
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Wrestling Coach, 2005
B.A., Minnesota State, Mankato; M.A., St. Scholastica

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

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

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

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

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

Kathryn E. Ananda-Owens
Associate Professor of Music, 1997
B.M., B.A., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., D.M.A., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Carolyn R. A. Anderson
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 1997
B.A., Knox College; Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington

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

Kurt Anderson
Instructor in Physical Education, 1989
B.A., Augustana College-Rock Island; M.S., Drake University

Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, 2005
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., Luther Seminary

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

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

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

Wendell Arneson
Professor of Art and Art History, 1978
B.A., Luther College; M.A., M.F.A., Bowling Green State University

Christopher Paul Aspaas
Assistant Professor of Music, 2005
B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Florida State University

Christopher G. Atzinger
Assistant Professor of Music, 2005
B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M., University of Michigan; D.M.A., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Carol Hart Austin
Instructor in Nursing, 2004
B.A., College of St. Catherine; M.S., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

Jolene Barjasteh
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1984
B.A., M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol
Professor of Romance Languages, 1988
B.A., Central College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Susan Bauer
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, 1976
B.A., Macalester College; M.A.T., Lewis and Clark College; M.A., Arizona State University

John A. Bazzachini
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Women's Hockey Coach, 2005
B.A., St. John's University

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

Jo Michelle Beld
Professor of Political Science, 1984
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

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

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

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

Peder Bolstad
Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 1980
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Sc., Simon Fraser University

Cynthia Book
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Co-Head Volleyball Coach, 1991
B.S., Springfield College; M.Ed., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

David Booth
Associate Professor of Religion, 1985
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Brian Borovsky
Assistant Professor of Physics, 1998
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

D. Christopher Brooks
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2001-
B.A., Centre College; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Indiana University

Richard A. Brown
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 1990
B.A., Washington State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Harold Brull
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1994
B.A., Cornell University; M.S., State University of New York;

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

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

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

Mark R. Calkins
Instructor in Music, 2005
B.M., Concordia College-Moorhead; M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder

Heather Campbell
Assistant Professor of Education, 1995
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Ed., University of Saint Thomas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

John Campion
Instructor in Physical Education, 1982-
B.A., St. Olaf College

Mary S. Carlsen
Associate Professor of Family and Social Service, 1989
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S.W., University of Washington

Kerri M. Carlson
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2006-
B.A., Miami University; Ph. D., Duke University

J. Laurel Carrington
Professor of History, 1988
A.B., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

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

Sylvia Carullo
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1990
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Douglas J. Casson
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2005
B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Laura S. Caviani
Instructor in Music, 2005
B.M., Lawrence University; M.M., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Karen Cherewatuk
Professor of English, 1986
B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

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

Beth Christensen
Professor, Library, 1977
B.M., Illinois State University; M.S., University of Illinois; M.A., University of Minnesota

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

Mary Ann Cisar
Professor of Romance Languages, 1978
B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

Kurt N. Claussen
Instructor in Music, 2006
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.M., University of Minnesota

Anna Clift
Instructor in Music, 1995
B.M., Indiana University; M.M., State University of New York at Stony Brook

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

Traci L. Cook
Instructor in Physical Education, Co-Head Volleyball Coach, 2001
B.A., St. Olaf

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

Kevin M. Crisp
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2005
B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Kris A. Cropsey
Instructor in Romance Languages, 2001
B.A, Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., University of Minnesota

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

J. Patrick Dale
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1988
B.A., University of Keele, England; M.A., Ph.D. University of Essex, England

Bruce Dalgaard
Professor of Economics and Asian Studies, 1992
A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christine Daymont
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Head Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, 1976
B.S.E., State University of New York College at Cortland; M.S., Syracuse University

Gary DeKrey
Professor of History, 1988
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Jeane DeLaney
Associate Professor of History, 1990
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

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

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

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

Henrietta Doner-Hedrick
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 2006
B.F.A., University of Kansas at Lawrence; M.F.A., Kansas State University

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

Jeremy B. Driver
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Women's Soccer Coach, 2006
B.A., St. Olaf College

Jenny Dunning
Assistant Professor of English, 2006
B.A., Kenyon College; M.F.A., Vermont College; Ph.D., Ohio University

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

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

Andrea Een
Associate Professor of Music, 1977
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Julia Elkina Ehrlich
Instructor in Music, 2000
B.A., Leningrad Conservatory; M.A., Leningrad Conservatory; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

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

Barbara J. Evans
Instructor in Theatre, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., University of Minnesota

James Farrell
Professor of History, 1977
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Le Ann K. H. Finger
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Women's Golf Coach, 2000
B.A., St. Olaf College

Karl J. Fink
Professor of German, 1982
B.A., Wartburg College; M.A., University of Arizona, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Fitzgerald
Professor of History, 1986
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles

Charles Forsberg
Professor of Music, 1972-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Daniel R. Forstner
Instructor and Master Teacher, 2003
B.A., St. John's University; M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Steven Freedberg
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2006
B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., Indiana University

Dona W. Freeman
Artist in Residence in Theatre, 1985
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Sara E. Fruehling
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., Northwestern University

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

Elizabeth C. Galbraith
Associate Professor of Religion, 2002
Joint Honors, University of Nottingham; Ph.D., Cambridge University

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

Kristina C. Garrett
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, 2005
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Bryn Geffert
Associate Professor, Library, 1993
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., University of Illi-nois; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Karen Gervais
Visiting 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 University; Ph.D., Utah State University

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

Rita Glazebrook
Professor of Nursing, 1981
B.S.N., Augsburg College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Richard Goedde
Associate Professor of Economics, 1988-
B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amy R. Gohdes-Luhman
Assistant Professor of Religion, 1999
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Div., Moravian Theological Seminary; M.Th.S., Garret Evangelical Seminary; Ph.D., Northwestern University

W. Sean Goldsworthy
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men's Hockey Coach, 1997
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., St. Cloud State University

Tracey M. Gorman
Instructor in Music, 2001
B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M., University of Minnesota

Charles Gray
Professor of Music, 1983
B.M., Wheaton College; M.M., University of Michigan

W. Scott Gregory
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 1996-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Tulsa

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

Mary M. Griep
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 1988
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Hamline University

Dana Gross
Professor of Psychology, 1988
B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Anne H. Groton
Professor of Classics, 1981
A.B., Wellesley College, M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Mark T. Gustafson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, 2006
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

DonnaMae J. Gustafson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 2001-
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

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

Alice Hanson
Professor of Music, 1982
B.A., Wells College; M.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

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

Janis Hardy
Associate Professor of Music, 1980

Vicki L. Harper
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1979
B.A., Mount Holyoke College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

David Hauck
Professor Emeritus of Physical Education, Co-Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach, 1966
B.S., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Bemidji State

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

Robert Hauck
Instructor in Physical Education, Co-Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach, 1988
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Mankato State Uni-versity

Jumi Hayaki
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2005-
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Rutgers University

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

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

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

P. Andrew Hisey
Associate Professor of Music, 2005
B.M., Wilfrid Laurier University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Michigan

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

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

Daniel Hofrenning
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1988
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead; M.Div., Luther Seminary; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

Torild Homstad
Assistant Professor of Norwegian, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Timothy R. Howe
Assistant Professor of History, 2003
B.A, California State University - Chico.; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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

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

Rika Ito
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, 2002
B.A., Hokusei Gakuen University; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Paul T. Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1997
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Robert Jacobel
Professor of Physics; the Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science, 1976
A.B., University of California - Berkeley; Ph.D., Iowa State University

Louis E. Janus
Assistant Professor of Norwegian, 2005
A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Theodore Johnson
Professor of Biology; Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science, 1977
B.A., Augsburg College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Peder J. Jothen
Instructor in Religion, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., University of Chicago Divinity School

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

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

Kandice A. Kapinos
Instructor in Economics, 2006
B.S., University of Texas, Dallas; M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign

Mark Kelley
Instructor in Music, 1991-
B.M.E., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

L. Henry Kermott
Professor of Biology; Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor, 1978-
B.S., M.S., University of North Dakota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Heather J. Klopchin
Assistant Professor of Dance, 1999
B.S., State University of New York College at Geneseo; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christine N. Kohnen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., Ph.D., Duke University

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

Gabriel E. Kortuem
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Diving Coach, 2002
B.A., St. Olaf College

Daniel Kosmoski
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men's Basketball Coach, 1994
B.S., M.Ed., University of Minnesota

Karil J. Kucera
Luce Assistant Professor of Asian Visual Culture, Departments of Art & Art History and Asian Studies, 2002
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Kansas

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

Satoko Kurosaki
Japanese Language Intern, 2006
B.A., Aichi University of Education; M.A., Waseda University

Judy Kutulas
Professor of History, 1986
B.A., University of California-Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Anna K. Kuxhausen
Instructor in History, 2005
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S., University of Michigan

Toben Lafrançois
Instructor in Philosophy, 2007
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.S., M.A., Colorado State University

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

Joshua D. Laison
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 2006
B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Edward Langerak
Professor of Philosophy, 1972
A.B., Calvin College; M.A., University of Michi-gan; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Phyllis Hyland Larson
Associate Professor of Asian Studies, 1993
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Charles L. Lazarus
Instructor in Music, 2002

Diane C. LeBlanc
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2000
B.A., St. Michael's College; M.A., University of Wyoming; M.F.A., Hamline University

Elizabeth A. Leer
Assistant Professor of Education, 2001
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead; M.A, Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

Michael Leming
Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 1972
A.B., Westmont College; M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Utah

Naurine Lennox
Associate Professor of Family and Social Service, 1977
B.A., State University of Iowa; M.A., University of Chicago

Anthony D. Lott
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2003
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., Portland State University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Eric Lund
Professor of Religion, 1979
A.B., Brown University; M.Div., M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

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

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

Dana Lynn Maeda
Instructor in Music, 2005-
B.M., St. Olaf College; M.S., St. Mary's University

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

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

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

Jennifer C. Manion
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2004
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Gordon D. Marino
Professor of Philosophy, 1995
B.A., Columbia University, M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Karen Sawyer Marsalek
Associate Professor of English, 1999
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Phil., Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Toronto

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

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

James May
Professor of Classics, 1977-
B.S., Kent State; Ph.D., North Carolina

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

Robert K. McCarthy
Instructor in Physical Education, 2002
B.A., Concordia College; M.S.; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire;

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

Harriet C. McCleary
Instructor in Music, 1994
B.M.E., B.M., Texas Christian University; M.M., Westminster Choir College; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

Robert W. McClure
Visiting Associate Professor of Education, 2004
B.S., Oregon College of Education; M.S., Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Matthew C. McDonald
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Baseball Coach, 1991
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.P.E., University of Minnesota

James McKeel
Associate Professor of Music, 1986
B.M.Ed., Westminster College; M.M., University of Minnesota

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

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

Kent M. McWilliams
Assistant Professor of Music, 2001
B.M., M.M., University of Toronto; Artist Diploma, Stuttgart Musikhochschule; D.M., Université de Montréal

Karrin D. Meffert-Nelson
Instructor in Music, 1995
BM, St. Olaf College; MM, Northwestern University

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

Justin W. Merritt
Assistant Professor of Music, 2004
B.A., Trinity University; M.M., D.M.A., Indiana University

Yuedong Merritt
Instructor in Asian Studies, 2006
B.A., Zhengjiang University; M.A., Utah State University

Gary L. Miessler
Professor of Chemistry, 1978
B.Chem., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Sian E. Muir
Instructor in Economics, 2004
Diploma in Management, Otago Polytechnic; M.B.A., Massey University

Dianna Murray-Close
Instructor in Psychology, 2006
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

Jon Eric Nelson
Professor of English, 1968
B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Scott Nesbit
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach, 1989
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago

Ruth B. Neuger
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Softball Coach, 1999
B.A., St. Olaf College

Todd W. Nichol
Professor of History; King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies, 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary; Th.D., Graduate Theological Union

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

Paul Niemisto
Associate Professor of Music, 1978
B.M., M.M., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

David Nitz
Professor of Physics, 1979
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University

Bruce Nordstrom-Loeb
Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 1982
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

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

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

Margaret Hayford O'Leary
Professor of Norwegian, 1977
B.A., Concordia College-Moorhead; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Barbara Ann Olson
Visiting Instructor in Romance Languages, 2003
B.A., College of St. Benedict; M.A., New York University

Christine O'Malley
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, 2006
B.A., M.A., Queen's College, Canada; M.Arch., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Arnold Ostebee
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 1980
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Donald I. Ostrom
Visiting Professor of Political Science, 2004
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

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

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

Nathaniel J. Paradise
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, 2005
B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Wesley Pearson
Professor of Chemistry, 1958
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

Dione Jenelle Peterson
Instructor in Music, 2004
B.S., Minnesota State University - Mankato; M.M., Minnesota State University - Mankato

Glen W. Peterson
Instructor in Physical Education, Head Men's Golf Coach, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College

Samiha Peterson
Professor of Sociology/Anthropology; Oscar and Gertrude Boe Overby Distinguished Professor, 1972
B.A., M.A., American University in Cairo; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Rickard J.M. Pettersson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, 2004
M.S., Ph.D., Stockholm University

Rosemary A. Pfarr-Baker
Instructor in Education, 1991
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Ed., North Carolina State University at Raleigh

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

Xun Pomponio
Associate Professor of Economics, 1991
B.A., Youngstown State University; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University at University Park

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

Diana Postlethwaite
Professor of English; O. C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, 1988
B.A., Radcliffe College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Sharon E. Powell
Assistant Professor of Family and Social Service, 2005
B.A., Samford University; M.Ed., Vanderbilt Uni-versity; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

Carlos V. Reyes
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 2005
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Pele Eve Rich
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2005
B.S., Weber State University; Ph.D., University of California-Riverside

Matthew Richey
Professor of Mathematic, Statistics and Computer Science, 1986
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

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

Jason J. Ripley
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2005
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A.T.S., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

LaVern Rippley
Professor of German, 1967
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

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

Anthony Roberts
Dance Artist in Residence, 1995
B.F.A., University of Utah; M.F.A., Arizona State University

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

Andrea Robertson
Instructor in History, 2006-
B.A., Northland College; M.A., Butler University

Marc Robinson
Associate Professor of Russian Language and Area Studies, 1991
B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael E. Sadler
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2006
B.M., University of South Carolina; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

Edmund Santurri
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, 1980
B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

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

Sheryl Saterstrom
Assistant Professor of Dance, 1987
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Arizona State University

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

John D. Schade
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, 2005
B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University

Nathaniel J. Schaefle
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2006
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., University of Washington; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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

Jamie A. Schillinger
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2003
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Litt., University of St. Andrews; A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

David Schmalenberger
Instructor in Music, 2007
B.A., Capital University; M.M., University of Michigan; D.M.A., West Virginia University

David W. Schodt
Professor of Economics, 1977
B.S., Cornell University; M.P.P.A, M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Miriam Scholz-Carlson
Instructor in Music, 1997-
B.M., St. Olaf College

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

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

Kathleen L. Shea
Professor of Biology, 1985
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Ryan Rae Sheppard
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 2006
B.S., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Bonnie Sherman
Professor of Psychology, 1981
B.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Uni-versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Elaine G. Siemsen
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2002
B.A., Augusta College; M.Div., M. Th., Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

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

Robert C. Smith
Assistant Professor of Music, 1995
B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M., Yale University; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Steve Soderlind
Professor of Economics, 1979
B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

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

Gary O. Spessard
Professor of Chemistry; the Edolph A. Larson and Truman E. Anderson, Sr. Chair of Chemistry, 1973-
B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.S., University of Wisconsin -Madison; Ph.D., Wesleyan University

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

Lynn Steen
Professor of Mathematics, 1965
B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Steen
Assistant Professor of English, 1965-
B.A., Luther College; M.A.T., Harvard University

Craig D. Stern
Instructor in Physical Education, 2004
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Concordia University - St. Paul

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

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

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

Judith Stromayer
Instructor in Physical Education, 1994
B.A., Denison University; M.S., Indiana University

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

Sarah Swan-McDonald
Instructor in Education, 2005-
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Ed., St. Mary's University

Emily A. Swanson
Instructor in Environmental Studies, 2005-
B.A., St. Olaf College

Michael C. Swift
Assistant Professor of Biology, 1997
B.S., M.A., University of California-Davis; Ph.D., University of British Columbia

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

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

Kristina Thalhammer
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1991
B.A., College of St. Catherine; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Kathy G. Thomforde
Professor of Economics, 1985
B.A., Millikin University; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Nancy MacKay Thompson
Associate Professor of Art and Art History, 2000
B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington

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

Howard Thorsheim
Professor of Psychology, 1968
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mary Titus
Associate Professor of English, 1989
B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Charles Umbanhowar
Professor of Biology, 1991
B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Van Wylen
Professor of Biology, 1994
B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

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

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

Mary Walczak
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1992
B.A., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Iowa State University

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

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

Gregory A. Walter
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2005
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Irene Walter
Russian Specialist in Residence, 1986
B.A., M.A., Leningrad State Herzen Pedagogical Institute; M.A., University of Connecticut

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

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

Colin Wells
Associate Professor of English, 1995
B.A., Boston College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Paul Westermeyer
Visiting Professor of Music, 1992
B.A., Elmhurst; B.D., Lancaster Theological Seminary; S.M.M., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Gary Wicks
Associate Professor of Physical Education, 1988
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Jeanne I. Willcoxon
Instructor in Theatre, 2005
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., University of Minnesota

Thomas A. Williamson
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, 2001
B. A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Charles A. Wilson
Professor of Religion, 1973
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Chicago

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

Karen Wilson
Professor of Theatre, 1979
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

Suzanne L.W. Wisniewski
Instructor in Economics, 2007
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., University of Minnesota

Paul Wojick
Associate Professor of Economics; Husby-Johnson Endowed Chair of Business & Economics, 1988
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Jack C. Yates
Instructor in Music, 2005-
B.A., St. Olaf College

Solveig Zempel
Professor of Norwegian, 1976
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Ziegler
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 2004
B.A., College of Wooster

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

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