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



Steven Amundson
Robert Scholz Endowed Chair in Music
Professor of Music, 1981-
B.A., Luther College
M.M., Northwestern 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



Doug Beussman

Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science
Professor of Chemistry, 2003-
B.A., St. Olaf College
Ph.D., Michigan State University



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



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 Reece
O.C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Classics, 1994-
B.A., M.A., University of Hawaii
Ph.D., University of California – Los Angeles



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


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Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, 1991-
B.A., Carleton College
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison



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