Anna Kuxhausen
Director of Women's and Gender Studies

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2006. Area of expertise: Russian History


Ibtesam âl-Atiyat
Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A. - University of Jordan M.A. - University of Jordan Ph.D. - Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany


Jolene Barjasteh
Associate Professor of French

B.A., M.A. Illinois State University; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. 19th-century French literature, the short story, autobiography, French cinema.


Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol
Professor of Spanish

B.A., Central College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Minnesota


Patricia Beckman
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus M.A., Ph.D, Chicago Divinity


David Booth
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity


Lisa Bowers
Assistant Professor of Biology

Ph.D. in Microbiology at University of Wisconsin-Madison NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2010, University of California-Berkeley. microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, genetics


Maggie Broner
Associate Professor of Spanish

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota


Laurel Carrington
Professor of History

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986. Area of expertise: Medieval History, The Renaissance, Modern European Intellectual History, Medieval Studies.


Grace Cho
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Sabbatical 2014 - 2015


Karen Gervais
Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, BA Oberlin College


Sylvia Graciela Carullo
Professor of Spanish

B.A., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Instituto del Profesorado "Del Carmen," Mendoza, Argentina, M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB), New York


Dana Gross
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Minnesota.

Carol Holly
Professor of English

PhD Brown, MA BA Nebraska


Dean Krouk
Assistant Professor of Norwegian

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. B.A. University of Chicago. Specializes in Nordic literature, modernism, comparative literature.


Judy Kutulas
Professor of History

Ph.D., UCLA, 1986. Area of expertise: Twentieth-Century United States History, United States Women's History, Cultural History.

Diane LeBlanc
Director of Writing and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Writing and Women’s Studies MFA Hamline University, MA Wyoming, BA St. Michael’s College (Vermont)


León Narváez
Professor of Spanish

B.A., Ph.D., Minnesota


Bruce Nordstrom-Loeb
Director of Race and Ethnic Studies

Bruce is the current director of the Race and Ethnic Studies program He is a sociologist, teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Minda Oriña
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Texas A&M University


Jonathan O’Conner
Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Winthrop College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Dolores Peters
Associate Professor of History, Project Director for 'Digital Humanities on the Hill,' Mellon Grant

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991. Area of expertise: Modern Europe, France, History of Medicine, Gender.


Diana Postlethwaite
Professor of English

Ph.D MPhil Yale, BA Harvard


Rebecca Richards
Assistant Professor of English

PhD MA University of Arizona, BA Butler University


Susan Smalling
Assistant Professor & Director of Field Education Ph.D, MSW, LISW

Susan Smalling is an assistant professor and the field coordinator for the St. Olaf College Social Work and Family Studies Department.

Ariel Strichartz
Associate Professor of Spanish

B.A., Rice University; M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Kansas


Mary Titus
Professor of English

PhD MA North Carolina, BA Skidmore (HY). Teaching abroad Fall of 2014.


Christopher Tradowsky
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History - Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, African Art. Gender Studies

B.F.A. Studio Art, Macalester College; M.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of Chicago; PhD Art History, UCLA.