Full-Time Faculty

Alfredo Alonso-Estenoz

(2006). Associate Professor of Spanish. 2012– . B.A., University of Havana, Cuba; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Edwin Andereck

(1990). Professor of Music, 2007– . B.M., M.M., University of Tennessee; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Lauren Anderson

(2012). Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History. B.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

4Heather M. Armstrong

(2006). Associate Professor of Music. 2012– . B.M., Houghton College; M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music.

Eric J. Baack

(2007). Associate Professor of Biology, 2013– . B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., University of California–Davis.

Storm M. Bailey

(1993, 1995). Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2003– . B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Daniel F. Baldwin

(1997). Professor of Music, 2007– . B.M., Furman University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Texas–Austin.

James Barker

(2012). Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.A., University of Tennessee; M.T.S., Vanderbilt Divinity School; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Nancy Barry

(1990). Professor of English, 2000– . B.A., Western Maryland College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Maryna Bazylevych

(2010). Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies. B.A., Technological University of Podillia, Ukraine; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York–Albany.

Andrea L. Beckendorf

(1998). Associate Professor, Research and Instruction Librarian, 2007– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Iowa, 1995, 1996; D.M.A., University of Iowa.

Joyce Becker

(1984). Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1997– . B.A., Mt. Mercy College; M.N.S., University of Oklahoma.

Ruth Berger

(1993). Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1997– . Vordiplom, Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany; M.S., Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Richard A. Bernatz

(January 1982–85, 1991). Professor of Mathematics, 2002– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Colin M. Betts

(1999). Professor of Anthropology, 2012– . B.A., Luther College; A.M., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign.

David Bishop

(1986). Professor of Psychology, 2002– . B.S., University of Wisconsin–Platteville; B.A., Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey; M.S., University of Idaho; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology.

Barbara Bohach

(1992). Associate Professor of Education, 2010– . B.S., Viterbo College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa.

Joseph L. Breitenstein

(1996). Associate Professor of Psychology, 2001– . B.S., University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; M.A., Mankato State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Jason Britton

(2007). Assistant Professor of Music, 2008– . B.M., University of Arizona; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Odette Bruneau

(1995). Professor of Education, 2010– . B.S., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.

Sean D. Burke

(2007). Associate Professor of Religion, 2013– . B.A., Concordia College–Bronxville, N.Y.; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union–Berkeley, Calif.

Ruth L. Caldwell

(1971). Professor of French, 1985– . A.B., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Corine Kay Carlson

(1995). Associate Professor of Nursing, 2009– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., University of North Dakota.

Scott H. Carlson

(2000). Professor of Biology, 2013– . A.S., American River Junior College; B.S., M.S., University of California–Davis; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Anita Carrasco

(2011). Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Arizona.

Brian P. Caton

(2003). Associate Professor of History, 2010– . B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Bradley M. Chamberlain

(2001). Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2007– . B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Michael Chesher

(1992). Associate Professor of Music, 2003– . B.M., Oberlin College; M.M., Northwestern University; D.M., Indiana University.

Charles W. Christianson

(1988). Professor of Accounting and Management, 2006– . B.A., Dakota State College; M.B.A., University of South Dakota; C.P.A.

2Robert J. Christman

(2005). Associate Professor of History, 2011– . B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

2Victoria Christman

(2005). Associate Professor of History, 2011– . B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

John T. Cord

(2013). Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., University of Iowa; M.M.A., Yale University; D.M.A., University of North Texas.

Dan Davis

(2011). Assistant Professor of Classics. B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin.

Francesca De Santis

(2011). Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian. B.A. and M.A. (equivalent), University of Rome, Italy; Ph.D., University of Pisa, Italy.

Joan deAlbuqerque

(2011). Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Michigan State University; D.M.A., University of North Texas.

Wanda Deifelt

(2004). Professor of Religion, 2010– . B.A., Faculdade de Teologia da Escola Superior de Teologia, Brazil; M.T.S., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University; Th.D. (honorary), University of Oslo.

4Jeff Dintaman

(1990). Professor of Theatre, 2006– . B.A., Western Oregon State College; M.F.A., University of Portland.

Pedro dos Santos

(2012). Assistant Professor of Political Science. B.A., Baker University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Ellen Drewes-Stoen

(1979). Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1986– . B.A., Augustana College, Sioux Falls; M.A., Mankato State University.

Janna Edrington

(2006). Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.A., Iowa State University; R.N., Mercy Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing; B.S.N., Graceland College; M.S., University of Phoenix.

Mark R. Eichinger

(2002). Associate Professor of Biology, 2008– . B.S., Northland College; Ph.D., University of Hawaii.

Kate Elliott

(2010). Assistant Professor of Art History. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Michael J. Engelhardt

(1988). Professor of Political Science, 2004– . B.A., Hope College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Amy L. Engelsdorfer

(2007). Assistant Professor of Music. B.M.E., M.A., University of Kentucky; D.M.A., Indiana University.

Jodi Enos-Berlage

(2000). Professor of Biology, 2013– . B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

David Faldet

(1984–85, 1989). Professor of English, 2002– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Anne-Marine Feat

(2006). Assistant Professor of French, 2010– . B.A., M.A., Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France; Ph.D., University of Bordeaux, France.

Kyle Fey

(2011). Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Dordt College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Erin E. Flater

(2006). Associate Professor of Physics. 2012– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Bill Fordice

(2010). Visiting Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Music Education, 2013– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; D.M.A., Boston University.

Debrah Fordice

(Jan. 2011). Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., Luther College; M.A.E., Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa.

Evgenia Fotiou

(2012). ACM-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Indigenous Religious Traditions. B.A., National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin––Madison.

Philip M. Freeman

(2004). Professor of Classics and Qualley Scholar, 2010– . B.A., M.A., University of Texas–Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Stephanie Fretham

(2013). Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Paul Gardner

(1985). Professor of Political Science, 1999– . B.A., St. Ambrose College; M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

2Nancy J. Gates Madsen

(2006). Associate Professor of Spanish. 2012– . B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Elizabeth Golvatski

(2011). Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S., St. Ambrose University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Nicholas Gomersall

(1991). Associate Professor of Economics, 1997– . B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., Cornell University; C.G.A.

John Goodin

(1994). Associate Professor, 2000– . Technical Services Librarian. B.S., M.L.S., Indiana University.

Kristy L. Gould

(2001). Professor of Psychology, 2013– . B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Todd Green

(2008). Assistant Professor of Religion, 2011– . B.A., Birmingham-Southern College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

James C. Griesheimer

(1991). Associate Professor of Music, 1997– . B.S., B.M., Ohio State University; M.M., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Juan Tony Guzmán

(1995). Associate Professor of Education and Music, 2004– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University.

Andrew Hageman

(2011). Assistant Professor of English, 2012– . B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of California–Davis.

Jane H. Hawley

(2000). Professor of Dance, 2013– . B.A., Luther College; M.F.A., University of Ilinois, Urbana–Champaign.

John F. Hedstrom

(1991). Professor of Chemistry, 2005– . B.S., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University.

4Carol Hester

(1990). Professor of Music, 2011– . B.M., Samford University; M.M., D.M., Florida State University.

Allen Hightower

(2010). Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music. B.M., Sam Houston State University; M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., University of California.

Steven J. Holland

(2005). Associate Professor of Economics, 2011– . B.A., St. Olaf College; J.D., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Xiao Hu

(2002). Assistant Professor of Music, 2011– . B.M., University of Cincinnati; M.M., D.M.A., State University of New York.

Du Huang

(2001). Associate Professor of Music, 2007– . B.M., M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., State University of New York.

Steve Hubbard

(1973). Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1985– . B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Scott Hurley

(2006, 2008). Assistant Professor of Religion, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Laurie Iudin-Nelson

(1992). Professor of Russian Studies, 2013– . B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Sharon Jacob

(2013). Visiting Instructor in Religion. Bachelor of Commerce, Bangalore University (India); M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary; Master of Sacred Theology, Yale Divinity School; M.Phil., ABD, Drew University.

John R. Jefferson

(1991). Professor of Chemistry, 2004– . B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; Ph.D., Catholic University of America.

6Jon F. Jensen

(2002). Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, 2007– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Mark D. Johns

(1999). Associate Professor of Communication Studies, 2006– . B.A., Midland Lutheran College; M.Div., Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Michael Johnson

(2010). Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of the Pacific; M.A., Pennsyvania State University; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Thomas Johnson
(2011). Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, 2013– . B.A., Saint John's University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Donald Jones

(2009). Assistant Professor of Management. B.S., Iowa State University; M.B.A., Regis University.

William Brooke Joyce

(2005). Associate Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence, 2011– . B.M., Lawrence University; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Marian M. Kaehler

(1979). Professor of Biology, 1991– . B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

4Karen J. Kanakis

(2004). Associate Professor of Music, 2010– . B.A., Southwest Missouri State University; M.M., Stephen F. Austin State University. D.M.A., University of North Texas.

Ruth Kath

(1979). Professor of German, 1993– . B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Loras College; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Lise Kildegaard

(1993). Professor of English, 2008– . B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

4Martin P. Klammer

(1991). Professor of English, 2004– . B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Douglas E. Knick

(2006). Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; B.S., Mankato State University; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary; Ed.D., University of St. Thomas.

2Gereon Kopf

(1997). Professor of Religion, 2013– . Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

Kevin Kraus

(1989). Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, 2011– . Professor of Biology, 2001– . Associate Dean of the College, 2001–07. B.S., Loras College; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Joseph Kromholz

(2013). Visiting Instructor in Music. B.M., M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; ABD, New England Conservatory of Music.

Donna Kubesh

(1982). Associate Professor of Nursing, 1995– . B.S., Winona State University; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Angela Kueny

(2010). Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011– . B.A., Luther College; M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Charlotte A. Kunkel

(1995). Professor of Sociology, 2012– . B.A., St. Cloud State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado.

Eric A. Kutz

(2002). Associate Professor of Music, 2008– . B.M., Rice University; M.M., D.M.A., The Juilliard School.

3James P. Langholz

(1999). Associate Professor of Education, 2006– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ed.D., University of Minnesota.

Lisa L. Lantz

(2006). Associate Professor of Theatre, 2011– . B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University.

Kirk Larsen

(1993). Professor of Biology, 2007– . B.S., Calvin College; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

5Robert J. Larson

(1966). Professor of Theatre, 1986– . Interim Dean of the College, July 1996–June 1997. B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island; M.A., University of South Dakota.

Robin K. Larson

(2003). Associate Professor of Management, 2007– . B.A., Concordia College; M.B.A., University of St. Thomas.

Jacob Lassetter

(2006). Assistant Professor of Music, 2012. B.M., Louisiana State University; M.M., University of North Texas; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Andrew Last

(2012). Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Luther College; M.M., Northern Arizona University; D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

4Kent Lee

(1996). Professor of Computer Science, 2012– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

2Elizabeth A. Lynch

(2001). Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Trent University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Joseph Madrigal

(2013). Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., Miami University; M.F.A., Illinois State University.

Spencer L. Martin

(February 2002). Associate Professor of Music, 2007– . B.M., Butler University; M.M., Wichita State University; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

James Martin-Schramm

(1993). Professor of Religion, 2006– . B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Seminary; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary.

LaDonna McGohan

(2013). Associate Professor of Nursing. B.A., Luther College; M.S.N., Winona State University; DNP, Minnesota State University.

Richard K. Merritt

(1998). Professor of Art, 2013– . B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Claude Mertzenich

(1990). Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2000– . B.A., Carthage College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jodi Meyer-Mork

(2011). Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa.

Ginger Meyette

(2009). Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.Div., Iliff School of Theology; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Denver.

Bradley N. Miller

(2003). Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2009– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

John Moeller

(1981). Professor of Political Science, 1991– . B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University.

Benjamin Moore

(Jan. 2006, 2008). Assistant Professor of Art. B.A., Luther College; M.A, M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Holly Moore

(2010). Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., DePaul University.

3Craig R. Mosher

(2006). Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of the Luther College Social Work Program. B.A., Antioch College; M.A., Columbia University; M.S.W., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Union Institute and University.

Carolyn Mottley

(February 1975). Professor of Chemistry, 1987– . Interim Dean of the College, July 1999–July 2000. B.S., Wayland Baptist College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Richard Mtisi

(2005). Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History, 2013– . B.A., M.A., University of Zimbabwe; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Katherine R. Narveson

(2000). Professor of English, 2013– . B.A., Washington University; M.Phil., Warburg Institute, University of London, England; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Guy D. Nave, Jr.

(2001). Associate Professor of Religion, 2007– . B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Jayme Nelson

(2000). Associate Professor of Nursing, 2007– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Ramona Nelson

(1990). Professor of Accounting and Management, 1996– . B.A., Luther College; M.B.T., University of Minnesota, C.P.A.

David M. Njus

(1995, 1997). Professor of Psychology, 2013– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago.

Deborah Norland

(1990). Professor of Education, 2002– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Michael O'Brien

(2011). ACM–Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnomusicology. B.A., B.M., Lawrence University; M.M., Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin.

Robyn Ovans

(2009). Instructor in Chemistry. B.S., University of Victoria; M.S., Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Mary Overvold-Ronningen

(1995). Associate Professor of Nursing, 1996– . B.S., Pacific Lutheran University; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Gregory Patton

(2013). Associate Professor of Management. B.A., Northwestern College; M.B.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Jessica Paul

(1986–90, 1992). Professor of Music, 2003– . B.M., Northwestern University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Illinois.

Todd K. Pedlar

(2003). Associate Professor of Physics, 2010– . B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

James A. Perez

(2000). Associate Professor of Physics, 2006– . A.A.S., Lewis and Clark Community College; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri–Rolla.

Anna M. Peterson

(2013). Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Concordia College; M.A., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Gregory M. Peterson

(2005). Associate Professor of Music and College Organist, 2010– . B.A., Luther College; M.M., Yale Institute of Sacred Music; D.M.A., University of Iowa.

Laura Peterson

(2008). Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Brown University.

Jeannette N. Pillsbury

(2004). Associate Professor of Education, 2010– . A.B., Sweet Briar College; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Kimberly A. Powell

(1992). Professor of Communication Studies, 2004– . B.S., Berry College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Nicholas E. Preus

(2000). Professor of English and Education, 2013– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Craig A. Rabe

(2004). Associate Professor of Accounting and Management, 2010– . B.A., Luther College; M.B.A., University of Minnesota; C.P.A.

David Ranum

(1990). Professor of Computer Science, 2003– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Beth A. Ray Westlund

(2001). Associate Professor of Music, 2007– . B.A., Luther College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Texas.

Dawn Reding

(Feb. 2013). Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Dubuque; M.S., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Kathryn Reed

(1996). Instructor in Music, 2001– . B.M., Lawrence University; M.A., ABD, University of Michigan.

Britt E. Rhodes

(2002). Associate Professor of Social Work, 2012– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Augsburg College.

Olga Rinco

(2003). Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2010– . B.S., McMaster University, Ontario, Canada; Ph.D., University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Jennaya Robison

(2013). Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., Luther College; M.M., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

April Rowe Neal

(2007). Assistant Professor of Nursing. 2008– . B.A., Luther College; M.S.N., University of Minnesota.

Lindsey Row-Heyveld

(2013). Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Greenville College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Paul R. Savariappan

(2007). Associate Professor and Forde Scholar in Mathematics, 2012. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Madras, India. M.S., Marquette University.

Gokhan Savas

(2013). Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.S., Hacettepe University (Turkey); M.A., C.A.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University.

Diane G. Scholl

(1978). Professor of English, 1994– . B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

3Timothy Schweizer

(1987). Professor of Management, 1998– . B.A., Luther College; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

Robert G. Shedinger

(2000). Associate Professor of Religion, 2006– . B.S., Temple University; M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

S. Brookhart Shields

(2011). Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Wade Shilts

(February 1997). Associate Professor of Economics, 2006– . B.A., Luther College; J.D., Washington University School of Law; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Matthew C. Simpson

(2001). Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2009– . B.A., Trinity College; Ph.D., Boston University.

Mark Singer

(2013). Visiting Assistant Professor of History. B.S., Western New Mexico University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Michael K. Smith

(2001). Associate Professor of Music, 2007– . B.M., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.M.Ed., McNeese State University; D.M.A., University of Illinois.

Brian P. Solberg

(1991). Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education; Program Director of Athletic Training, 2010– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Iowa.

Tex A. Sordahl

(1980). Professor of Biology, 1993– . B.A., Luther College; M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University.

Terry Sparkes

(1990). Associate Dean and Director of Curriculum Development and College Honors, 2008– . Associate Professor of Religion, 1999– . B.A., Denison University; M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

Justin Sprung

(2013). Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

Lori A. Stanley

(January 1984). Professor of Anthropology, 2003– . Associate Dean and Director of Faculty Development, 2007–2011. B.A., Luther College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia.

Sören A. Steding

(2004). Associate Professor of German, 2010– . Staatsexamen: University of Regensburg, Germany; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University of Regensburg, Germany.

John F. Strauss

(1975). Professor of Music, 1986– . B.A., Oberlin College; M.M., State University of New York; D.M.A., University of Texas–Austin.

Virginia F. Strauss

(1975). Professor of Music, 1993– . B.A., University of California; M.M., State University of New York; D.M.A., University of Texas–Austin.

Megan Strom

(2013). Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., Universidad de las Americas-Puebla (Mexico); Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Rebecca Sullivan

(1988). Academic Technology Librarian and Assistant Professor, 2008– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign.

Karla R. Suomala

(2001). Associate Professor of Religion, 2007– . B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College.

Kristin A. Swanson

(1999). Associate Professor of Religion, 2005– . B.A., California Lutheran University; M.Th., Trinity Lutheran Seminary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Derek R. Sweet

(2005). Associate Professor of Communication Studies, 2011– . B.A., M.A., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Denver.

Edward H. Tebbenhoff

(1994). Associate Professor of History, 2000– . B.A., M.A., Duquesne University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Rita M. Tejada

(1996). Associate Professor of Spanish, 2008– . B.A., Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic; M.A., Emory University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

David R. Thompson

(2004). Associate Professor of Spanish, 2009– . B.A., Wabash College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University.

Joseph Thompson

(1995). Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1996– . Athletic Director 1995– . B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Loren Toussaint

(2004). Associate Professor of Psychology, 2009– . B.A., Southwest State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Stephanie V. Travers

(2006). Associate Professor of Psychology, 2012– . B.A., University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University–SUNY.

Clara Van Zanten

(2012). Visiting Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California–Davis.

Yertty VanderMolen

(2004). Instructor in Spanish. Bachiller en Educacion, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru.

Robert J. Vrtis

(2013). Assistant Professor of Theatre. B.F.A., Longwood University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Amy E. Weldon

(2005). Associate Professor of English, 2011– . B.A., Auburn University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Eric R. Westlund

(2001). Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2005– . B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Jeffrey Wettach

(1985). Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1996– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Iowa.

Marjorie Wharton

(1979). Associate Professor of Music, 2005– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., Tulane University; D.M.A., University of Iowa.

Alexandra White

(2013). Assistant Professor of Management. B.A., University of Virginia; M.S., Portland State University.

Andrew D. Whitfield

(2003). Associate Professor of Music, 2011– . B.M., Butler University; M.M., Wichita State University; D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

2Novian Whitsitt

(January 1999). Professor of Africana Studies and English, 2012– . B.S., Stanford University; M.A., University of California–Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Sarah Wilder

(2012) Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A., Buena Vista University; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jeffrey Wilkerson

(1997). Associate Dean and Director of Faculty Development, 2012– . Professor of Physics, 2012– . B.S., Indiana University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California–Berkeley.

Jacqueline Wilkie

(1987). Professor of History, 2000– . B.A., College of Saint Rose; M.A., Northeastern University; D.A., Carnegie–Mellon University.

Alisa Winsauer

(2013). Instructor in Chemistry. B.S., Michigan Technological University; M.S., North Dakota State University.

Jacquelyn Wright

(1985). Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, 2000– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Hongmei Yu

(2008). Assistant Professor of Chinese. B.A., Renmin University of China, Beijing, China; M.A., Peking University, Beijing, China; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

3Laurie A. Zaring

(2006). Associate Professor of Linguistics and French, 2011– . B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., University of Texas–Austin; Ph.D., Cornell University.