Distinguished Professorships and Endowed Chairs


Steven Amundson Steven Amundson
Robert Scholz Endowed Chair in Music
Professor of Music, 1981-
B.A., Luther College
M.M., Northwestern University
Anton Armstrong 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
Rebecca Judge
Husby-Johnson Endowed Chair of Business and Economics
Professor of Economics, 1987-
B.A., Smith College
M.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth
Ph.D., Duke University
Jamie Bobb Jamie Bobb
Elliot M. & Klara Stockdahl Johnson Chair in Organ & Church Music
Associate Professor of Music, 2012-
B.M., Capital University
M.M., Eastman School of Music
Jill Dietz Jill Dietz
Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science
Professor of Mathematics, 1996-
B.A., Brandeis University
M.S., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Anne Groton Anne Groton
Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor
Professor of Classics, 1981-
A.B., Wellesley College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Colin Harris
Tomson Family Professor of Law and Economics
Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, 2018-
B.S., Florida State University
M.A./Ph.D., George Mason University
Daniel Hofrenning 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
DeAne Lagerquist
L DeAne Lagerquist

Harold Ditmanson Distinguished Professor of Religion

Professor of Religion, 1988-
B.A., California Lutheran College
M.A., Luther Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School
Assoc Provost
Dan Dressen

King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies
Professor of Music, 1982-
B.S., Bemidji State University
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
Judy Kutulas Judy Kutulas
O.C. and Patricia Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities
Professor of History, 1986-
B.A., University of California – Berkeley
M.A., University of California – Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California – Los Angeles
Charles Taliaferro
Oscar and Gertrude Boe Overby Distinguished Professor
Professor of Philosophy, 1985 –
B.A., Goddard College
M.A., University of Rhode Island;M.T.S., Harvard University
M.A., Ph.D., Brown University
Corliss Swain 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
Matthew P.  Richey
Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 1986-
B.A., Kenyon College
M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Mary Walczak 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