Faculty Professorships

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Luther College Actuarial Science Endowment Fund Awarded as the Forde Scholar in Mathematics

The goals for this program are to honor exceptional faculty, attract excellent students, promote actuarial science as a profession, and provide funding for current expenses and further expansion of actuarial studies in conjunction with the mission, goals, and programs of the Department of Mathematics at Luther College. In the fall of 2004, in recognition of the generous gifts to Luther College in support of the Actuarial Science Endowment Fund from Luther ’49 and Ilene (Knutson) Forde '46, the earned income from the fund was awarded as the Forde Scholar in Mathematics.

Kermit O. and Jane E. Hanson Endowed Professorship in History

Established through the estate of Kermit O. ’38 and Jane E. (Haugen) Hanson ’39, the award recognizes the value of educational opportunities and the quality of the academic program provided by Luther College and in recognition of dedicated faculty in the area of history who influenced the Hansons’ lives and careers. The selection is made by recommendation from the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College with the final approval made by the President. The term of appointment shall be for three years and may be renewed at the discretion of the Academic Dean and President.

Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities

The Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, named in honor of former Luther College Professor of English Dennis M. Jones (1932-90), is awarded to a member of the Luther faculty who honors the values and traditions of the humanities, enriches the intellectual life of students, and provides academic leadership in the humanities.  The Jones Professor devotes part of his/her professional time to a project that will enhance humanities education.

Reese-Wylder Endowed Professorship in Management and Accounting

Established by Brett ’81 and Michele (Wylder) Reese ’81, through a provision in their estate, in recognition of dedicated faculty in the areas of management and accounting who influenced their lives and careers. Selection shall be made by the Dean of the College, with final appointment made by the President. The term for appointment shall be for two years and may be renewed for up to three terms. (Deferred Fund)