Lise E. Kildegaard

Professor Lise Kildegaard is married to Luther—that is, her husband’s name is Luther, though she probably feels married to the college as well, so active is she in the departmental and college conversation. A PhD from the University of Chicago, Lise brings her joy in intellectual work equally to her upper-level teaching of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and to the first year common course, Paideia. She has found a way to combine her Danish heritage with her scholarly work: her fine translation of the celebrated Danish writer Louis Jensen’s Square Stories was adapted into a delightful campus student theater production. And she’s doing more Jensen translations. A lover of poems, she often tacks a fave on colleagues’ doors as a way to get our weeks off to a good start. She bikes to work.