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Academic Departments

Below is a listing of Luther's academic departments.You can also view a complete listing of Luther's majors, minors, preprofessional programs, and course work leading to the bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) by visiting the Majors, Minors, and Programs page.

Africana Studies
Richard Mtisi, Acting Head
mtisri01@luther.edu
Koren 204
563-387-1264

Biology
Tex Sordahl, Head
sordahlt@luther.edu
Sampson Hoffland Laboratories
563-387-1553

Chemistry
Carolyn Mottley, Head
mottley@luther.edu
Sampson Hoffland Laboratories 390E
563-387-1123

Classics
Philip Freeman, Head
freeph01@luther.edu
Main 115A
563-387-2144

Communication Studies
Kim Powell, Head
powellki@luther.edu
Campus House
563-387-1362

Computer Science
David Ranum, Head
ranumdav@luther.edu
Olin 319
563-387-1410

Economics and Business
(Accounting, Economics, Management, MIS)
Ramona Nelson, Head
nelsonra@luther.edu
Olin 343
563-387-1569

Education
Deb Fordice, Acting Head
fordde01@luther.edu
Koren 110
563-387-1196

English
Nancy Barry, Head
barrynan@luther.edu
Main 505
563-387-1591

Environmental Studies
Eric Baack, Director
baacer01@luther.edu
Sampson Hoffman Lab 190A
563-387-1087

Health and Physical Education
Jacki Wright, Head
wrightja@luther.edu
Regents Center 105A
563-387-1581

History
Brian Caton, Head
catobr01@luther.edu
Koren 201
563-387-2119

International Studies
Paul Gardner, Director
gardnerp@luther.edu
Koren 302
563-387-1139

Library and Information Studies
Andrea Beckendorf, Head
beckenan@luther.edu
Preus Library 207D
563-387-1227

Mathematics
Eric Westlund, Head
wester01@luther.edu
Olin 307
563-387-1711

Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Head
iudinnel@luther.edu
Main 405
563-387-1078

Museum Studies
Ed Tebbenhoff, Director
tebbened@luther.edu
Koren 208
563-387-1691

Music
Gregory Peterson, Head
petegr01@luther.edu
Jenson-Noble 212
563-387-1205

Nursing
La Donna McGohan, Head
mcgola01@luther.edu
Valders 243D
563-387-1478

Paideia
Jacqueline Wilkie, Director
wilkieja@luther.edu
Main
563-387-1369

Philosophy
Matthew Simpson, Head
simpma01@luther.edu
Ockham House 17
563-387-1513

Physics
James Perez, Head
perezjam@luther.edu
Valders 272F
563-387-1629

Political Science
John Moeller, Head
moellerj@luther.edu
Koren 303
563-387-1221

Psychology
David Njus, Head
njusdavi@luther.edu
Valders 340G
563-387-1633

Religion
Wanda Deifelt, Head
deifwa01@luther.edu
Main 203A
563-387-2147

Russian Studies
Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Director
iudinnel@luther.edu
Main 405
563-387-1078

Sociology / Anthropology / Social Work
Britt Rhodes, Head
rhodbr01@luther.edu
Koren 307
563-387-1623

Visual and Performing Arts
(Art, Dance, Intermedia Arts, Theatre)
Lisa Lantz, Head
lantli01@luther.edu
Center for the Arts 105
563-387-1695

Women and Gender Studies
Jane Hawley, Director
hawleyja@luther.edu
Center for the Arts 109
563-387-1694