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Michael Fitzgerald
Director of American Studies

He is an historian who teaches in the areas of Civil War and civil rights, especially focusing on racial issues in southern history.

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Mark Allister
Professor of English

Professor of English; American Literature, Environmental Studies, American Studies, Writing PhD MA Washington, BA California State–Chico


L. DeAne Lagerquist
Professor of Religion, Department Chair

Trained as a historian of Christianity, Professor Lagerquist has long been interested in the interaction of religion and culture.


Eric Fure-Slocum
Assistant Professor of History

Teaches U.S. history, the History Research Workshop, American Conversations, American Studies, public history, classes on cities and work, and an interdisciplinary course on social change.

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Carol Holly
Professor of English

Carol Holly is Professor of English at St. Olaf College. Having received her PhD from Brown University in 1976, she has been teaching at St. Olaf for over thirty years.


Judy Kutulas
Professor of History

Teaches in the History Department and the American Studies program, along with American Conversations and, on occasion, the Media and Film Studies program.

Diane LeBlanc
Director of Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Diane LeBlanc is a teacher, writer, and book artist. She directs the writing program and teaches first-year writing and women’s studies.

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Matt Rohn
Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies

Matthew Rohn teaches Art History and cultural studies. He has developed special interests in 19th and 20th century art, American culture, gender and multi-cultural studies, social justice, and the art of teaching.

Mary Titus
English Department Chair and Professor of English

Received her B.A. from Skidmore College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Colin Wells
Associate Professor of English

Professor of English; 18th-Century British and American Literature PhD Rutgers, BA Boston College