Margaret Hayford O'Leary
Professor and Chair of Norwegian

At St. Olaf since 1977. 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

Spring 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.


Kyle Korynta
Visiting Assistant Professor of Norwegian

Fall semester 2014. Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle; B.A. St. Olaf College


Dean Krouk
Assistant Professor of Norwegian

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. B.A. University of Chicago. Specializes in Nordic literature, modernism, comparative literature. On leave in 2015-2016 while at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Kari Lie Dorer
Associate Professor of Norwegian

Kari Lie Dorer is on sabbatical in 2014-15. She will spend 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.


Christine Haerter PiƱero
Instructor in Norwegian

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