Wendy Allen
Chair of German and Professor of French

B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University. 17th-century French literature, contemporary France, second-language acquisition, pedagogy


Karen Achberger
Professor of German

Karen Achberger joined the St. Olaf faculty in 1979. Ph.D., M.A. and B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison Contemporary German Literature, German Film, Austrian Writers, German Environmental Studies

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Amanda Randall
Assistant Professor of German

Amanda Randall joined the St. Olaf faculty in 2015. Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, M.A., Rice University, B.A., DePaul University. History of science, post-1945 German film, 19th-21st-century German literature and culture.


LaVern Rippley
Professor of German

LaVern Rippley joined the St. Olaf faculty in 1967. Ph.D, Ohio State University; M.A., Kent State; B.A., Holy Cross; B.S., Wisconsin, River Falls; German Romanticism and German Americana