Distinguished Professorships and Endowed Chairs


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





Anthony Becker
Husby-Johnson Endowed Chair of Business and Economics
Professor of Economics, 1987
B.A., University of Maryland
M.A., Ph.D., Duke 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


Barbara Reed
Oscar and Gertrude Boe Overby Distinguished Professor
Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, 1982-
B.A., Southern Methodist University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Santurri, Edmund

Edmund Santurri
Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, 1980
B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; M.Phil.,
Ph.D., Yale University


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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