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


Jill Dietz

Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Brandeis University, 1986
M.S., Northwestern University, 1988
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1991



Anne Groton
Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor
Professor of Classics, 1981-
A.B., Wellesley College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan




Daniel Hofrenning
Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy
Professor of Political Science, 1990-
B.A., Concordia College-Moorhead
M.Div., Luther Seminary
M.A.., Duke University


L DeAne Lagerquist

Harold Ditmanson Distinguished Professor of Religion

B.A., California Lutheran College
M.A., Luther Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School



Margaret O’Leary 

King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies
Professor of Norwegian, 1977-
B.A. Concordia College-Moorhead
M.A, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Judy Kutulas

O.C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities
Professor of History
B.A., University of California – Berkeley, 1975
M.A., University of California – Los Angeles, 1977
Ph.D., University of California – Los Angeles, 1986


Barbara Reed

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



Corliss G. Swain

Kenneth Bjork Distinguished Professor
Professor of Philosophy, 1987-
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago



Charles Umbanhowar, Jr.

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


Mary Walczak

Edolph A. Larson and Truman E. Anderson, Sr. Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry, 1992-
B.A., College of St. Thomas
Ph.D., Iowa State University


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



Jamie Bobb
Elliot M. & Klara Stockdahl Johnson Chair in Organ & Church Music
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., Capital University, 1988
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1992