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
Jamie Bobb Jamie Bobb
Elliot M. & Klara Stockdal Johnson Chair in Organ & Church Music
Associate Professor of Music, 2012-
B.M., Capital University
M.M., Eastman School of Music
https://www.stolaf.edu/stofaces/face.cfm?username=cherewat&v=D9204E2&fullsize Karen Cherewatuk
Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor
Professor of English, 1986-87 –
B.A., State University of New York at Albany
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
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
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
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
Ashley Hodgson
Frank Gery Endowed Chair in Economics
Associate Professor of Economics, 2011 –
B.A., Washington and Lee University
Ph.D., University of California – Berkley
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
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
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
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
https://www.stolaf.edu/stofaces/face.cfm?username=roback&v=A0202B1&fullsize Paul Roback
Kenneth Bjork Distinguished Professor
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, 2003-04 –
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University
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
Deanna Thompson ’89
Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy
Director of the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., Yale University Divinity School
Ph.D.,  Vanderbilt University
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