Distinguished Professorships and Endowed Chairs


Wendy Allen
Oscar and Gertrude Boe Overby Distinguished Professor
Professor of Romance Languages – French, 1977-
B.A., Connecticut College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University



Anton Armstrong ’78
Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Professor of Music
Professor of Music, 1990-
M.M., University of Illinois
D.M.A., Michigan State University




Christopher Aspaas
Robert Scholtz Endowed Chair in Music
Associate Professor of Music, 2005-
B.M., St. Olaf College
M.M., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Florida State University



John D. Barbour
O.C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Religion, 1982-
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School


Eric Cole

Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science
Professor of Biology, 1993-
B.A., Reed College
M.S., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Iowa



Robert M. Hanson
Edolph A. Larson and Truman E. Anderson, Sr. Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry, 1986-
B.S., California Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Columbia University



Darrell Jodock ’62
Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy
January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Yale University



James M. May
Kenneth Bjork Distinguished Professor
Professor of Classics, 1977-
B.S., Kent State University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Todd W. Nichol ’74
King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies
Professor of History, 2001-
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary
Th. D., Graduate Theological Union



Steve Soderlind
Husby-Johnson Endowed Chair of Business and Economics
Professor of Economics, 1979-
B.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst


Anne Walter

Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science
Professor of Biology, 1994-
A.B., Grinnell College
M.S., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., Duke University



Karen Peterson Wilson
Patrick J. Quade Endowed Chair in Theater
Professor of Theater, 1979-80, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota



Paul Zorn
Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 1981-
A.B., Washington University, St. Louis
M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle