Full-Time Faculty

4Alfredo 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). Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History. B.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Heather M. Armstrong

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

2Eric 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.

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.

4Richard A. Bernatz

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

3Colin 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.

Elaine Bossard

(2014). Visiting Instructor in Psychology. B.S., ABD, University of 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.

Rachel Brummel

(2014). Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. B.A., Grinnell College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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.

5Brian 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). Professor of Chemistry, 2014– . 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.

Robert J. Christman

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

Victoria Christman

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

Brittany Cord

(2014). Visiting Instructor in Accounting and Management. B.S., University of Iowa; M.B.A., Texas A&M University.

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.

Jeff 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.

Xiaolin Duan

(2014). Visiting Instructor of History. B.A., Peking University; M.A., ABD, University of Washington.

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.

2Erin E. Flater

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

Philip M. Freeman

(2004). Professor of Classics, 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.

Nancy 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.

3Kristy 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). Professor of Music, 2014– . 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.

Carol 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). Associate professor of Music, 2014– . 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 Assistant Professor in Religion. Bachelor of Commerce, Bangalore University (India); M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary; Master of Sacred Theology, Yale Divinity School; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University.

John R. Jefferson

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

Jon 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.

Maren A. Johnson

(2014). Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies. B.A, Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

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.

Karen 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.

2Lise Kildegaard

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

Martin 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.

2Douglas 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.

Gereon 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.

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.

2James P. Langholz

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

4Lisa L. Lantz

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

4Kirk Larsen

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

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.

Kent Lee

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

Elizabeth 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.

2James 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.

3Richard 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.

6Bradley 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.

Craig 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.

Tony Mutsune

(2014). Associate Professor of Management and Economics. B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Jackson State University.

2Katherine 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). Professor of Religion, 2014– . 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.

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). Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, 2014– . B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Brown University.

Jeannette N. Pillsbury

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

3Kimberly 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.

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; 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 of Mathematics, 2012– . B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Madras, India. M.S., Marquette University.

2Gokhan Savas

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

Timothy Schweizer

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

3Robert G. Shedinger

(2000). Professor of Religion, 2014– . 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.

Nancy Simpson-Younger

(2013). Visiting Assistant Professor of English. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

Elizabeth K. Steding

(2005). Associate Professor of German. B.A., Alma College; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

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 Associate Professor, 2014– . B.A., Luther College; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign.

Karla R. Suomala

(2001). Professor of Religion, 2014– . B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College.

Kristin A. Swanson

(1999). Professor of Religion, 2014– . 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.

Tarn Travers

(2010-13; 2014). Visiting Instructor in Music. B.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music.

Dean Vesperman

(2014). Visiting Instructor of Education. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; M.E., Cardinal Stritch University; ABD, Indiana University.

Robert J. Vrtis

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

Robert Wafula

(2014). Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. B.Div., St. Paul's Theological Seminary (Kenya); M. Theol., Edinburgh University; M. Theol., Eden Theological Seminary; M.Theol., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University.

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.

Novian 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.

3Jacqueline Wilkie

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

Jill Wilson

(2014). Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator for Music Education. B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M.E., University of Northern Iowa; D.M.A., Boston 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). Associate Professor of Chinese, 2014– . B.A., Renmin University of China, Beijing, China; M.A., Peking University, Beijing, China; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Joan Zapitev

(2014). Instructor in Chemistry. B.A.,University of the Philippines Los Banos; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Laurie 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.