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Resident Members

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The resident members of Theta of Minnesota are the CSB/SJU faculty and staff who were themselves elected to Phi Beta Kappa as undergraduates. They elect student, alumni, and honorary members; organize the annual induction ceremony; and coordinate campus visits from Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars.

Listed below are Theta of Minnesota's current resident members and the institutions where they were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Please contact Diana Symons with any corrections or updates to this list. 


Richard P. Albares
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

Jon M. Armajani
Associate Professor of Theology
Oberlin College

Pamela L. Bacon
Associate Professor of Psychology
Carleton College

Rachel Bergerson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Augustana College, IL

Stephanie Besst
Department Coordinator, Psychology
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

P. Richard Bohr
Emeritus Professor of History and Asian Studies 
University of California, Davis

D. Gordon Brown
Associate Professor of Biology
Colby College

Gary I. Brown
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
University of California, Los Angeles

Jayne Byrne

Associate Professor of Nutrition
College of St. Catherine

Shawn Colberg
Assistant Professor of Theology
Saint Olaf College

Ana Conboy
Assistant Professor of French (Languages & Cultures Department)
Bowdoin College

Clark Cotton

Assistant Professor of Biology
Saint Olaf College

Trish Dick, OSB
Sisters of Saint Benedict
Central Washington University

Jeff DuBois
Assistant Professor of Japanese (Languages & Cultures Department)
University of Rochester

Daniel Gullo
Assistant Director/Curator of the Malta Study Center, HMML
University of Wisconsin

Nicholas Hayes
University Chair in Critical Thinking
University of Minnesota

Sheila Hellermann
Department and Program Coordinator for Political Science, Sociology, and Peace Studies
Hamline University

Noreen L. Herzfeld
Professor of Computer Science and Theology
Saint Olaf College

Henry Jakubowski
Professor of Chemistry
SUNY, Albany

Louis D. Johnston
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Minnesota

Thomas Kirkman
Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics
College of Wooster

Wendy L. Klepetar
Professor of Global Business Leadership
SUNY, Binghamton

Karen Knutson
Associate Director of Institutional Planning and Research
University of North Dakota

Kelly Rae Kraemer
Associate Professor of Peace Studies
Washington University

David Paul Lange, OSB
Associate Professor of Art; Subprior of Saint John's Monastery
Saint Olaf College

David LaVigne
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Luther College

David T. Mitchell

Associate Professor of Biology
Beloit College

Sanford L. Moskowitz
Associate Professor of Global Business Leadership
City College of New York

Brian Mumma
Director of Teacher Education, Education Department
Georgia College & State University

Elisheva Perelman
Assistant Professor of History
Mount Holyoke College

Yvette Piggush

Assistant Professor of English
University of Notre Dame

Ben Precourt
Admission Representative
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

James H. Read

Professor of Political Science
University of Chicago

Scott Richardson
Professor of Classics (Languages & Cultures Department)
Harvard University

Susan Riley
Adjunct Assistant Professor of First Year Seminar
University of Minnesota

Jennifer Schaefer
Assistant Professor of Biology
Saint Olaf College

Jason Schlude
Assistant Professor of Classics (Languages & Cultures Department)
Macalester College

Vincent M. Smiles
Professor of Theology
Fordham University

Eileen Smith
Metadata Librarian, HMML
College of St. Catherine 

Daniel J. Steck

Professor Emeritus of Physics
University of Michigan

Wendy Sterba
Professor of German
Reed College

Columba Stewart, OSB

Executive Director of HMML; Professor in the School of Theology
Harvard University

Erica K. L. Stonestreet
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Gustavus Adolphus College

Mary Ellen Sullivan
International Recruitment Assistant in Admission
University of Delaware

Diana Symons
Social Sciences Librarian
Willamette University

Laura M. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Theology
Fairfield University

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt
Professor Emerita of Gender Studies
University of Minnesota

Richard M. 
Wielkiewicz
Professor of Psychology
University of Hawaii

Elizabeth Wurdak
Professor of Biology
Boston University

Officers, 2016-2017

President: Diana Symons

Vice President: Louis Johnston

Historian: Sheila Hellermann

Secretary/Treasurer: Clark Cotton