Reference Librarian, Professor; Asian Studies
St Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057 USA
(507) 786- 6798
Ten weeks as an AFS student on a rice farm in Japan led MacPherson to lasting interests in environmental education and Asian studies. A member of the faculty since 1982, she earned her undergraduate degree from Earlham College, where she spent a year studying at Tokyo's Waseda University, and later earned an M.L.S. at the University of Michigan. She is the author of an annotated bibliography on Women in Japanese Society.
Click the link below for photos from Kris's summer 2008 trip to Japan where she and three St. Olaf students, Kate Huber 09, Alex Robinson 09 and Robert Smith 10, volunteered at the Asian Rural Institute and "WWOOFed" on an organic farm on the northern island of Hokkaido.