Faculty

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Margaret Hayford O'Leary
Professor and Chair of Norwegian

At St. Olaf since 1977. On sabbatical in 2015-16. Ph.D. and M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison. B.A. Concordia College (Moorhead). Specializes in language pedagogy, crime fiction, Norwegian culture and society.

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Torild Homstad
Assistant Professor

Fall semester 2015. In addition to teaching Norwegian at St. Olaf, Torild is the administrator of the North American admissions office for the University of Oslo International Summer School.

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Kyle Korynta
Visiting Assistant Professor of Norwegian

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle; B.A. St. Olaf College

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Kari Lie Dorer
Associate Professor of Norwegian

Kari Lie Dorer returns from sabbatical. She spent the year in Italy, working on an update and web portal for her first-year Norwegian curriculum, Sett i gang. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin.

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Christine Haerter PiƱero
Instructor in Norwegian

B.A. St. Olaf College; M.A. New York University Specializes in Norwegian language pedagogy

Solveig Zempel
Professor of Norwegian, emerita

Solveig returns to teach Ethics in Ibsen (Norwegian 281) in spring 2016.