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Professors Emeriti

Richard Albares
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, 1975‑; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1965; M.A., University of Chicago, 1968; Ph.D., 1981.

Ingrid Anderson, OSB
Professor Emerita of Nutrition, 1953‑; Vice President for Student Development, 1982‑1989; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1953; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1955; Ph.D., 1967.

Martin Andrews
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, 1969-; B.S., Purdue University, 1964; M.S., 1967; Ph.D., 1970. 

Annette Atkins
Professor Emerita of History, 1980-; Fl;ynn Professorship, 2004-2014; Blecker Professorship in the Humanities, 2001-2004; B.A., Southwest State University, 1972; M.A., Indiana University, 1976; Ph.D., 1981.

David Bennetts
Professor Emeritus of History, 1973-; B.A., Northern Michigan, 1965; M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1967; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1972.

Carol Berg, OSB
Professor Emerita of History, 1969-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1966; M.A., University of Arizona, 1969; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981.

Ann Marie Biermaier, OSB
Professor Emerita of Education, 1975-; Rector and Dean, Benedictine University College, 1998-2001; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1969; M.S., Saint Cloud State University, 1976; Ed.D., University of North Dakota, 1989.

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt
Professor Emerita of Gender Studies, 1981-; Blecker Professorship in the Humanities, 2009-2013; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1970; M.A., Princeton University, 1972; Ph.D., 1975.

P. Richard Bohr
Professor Emeritus of History,1994‑; B.A., University of California at Davis, 1967; M.A., Harvard University, 1968; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, 1971; Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1978.

Allan Bouley, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1969-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1959; S.T.L., Pontifical Intrnational Institute of Saint Anselm, Rome, 1966; S.T.D., 1973.

Gary Brown
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1983-; B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1973; M.S., University of Washington, 1978; Ph.D., Illinois State University, 1987

William Cofell
Professor Emeritus of Education, 1953‑; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1949; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1952.

Margaret Cook
Professor Emerita of Classics, 1989-; B.A., University of Michigan, 1966; B.A., University of Washington, 1974; M.A., 1976; Ph.D., 1981.

Alberic Culhane, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1957-; Assistant to the President for University Relations, 1984-; Acting President, Saint John’s University, 1980-1981; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1952; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1963.

Thomas Darnall
Professor Emeritus of Theater, 1975-; B.S., Southwest Missouri State College, 1962; M.A., Wayne State University, 1969.

Larry Davis
Professor Emeritus of Geology, 1998-; B.A., Western Michigan University, 1966; B.S., Boise State University, 1980; M.S., Washington State University, 1983; Ph.D., 1987.

Shobha Deshmukh
Professor Emerita of Mathematics, 1988-; B.S., University of Saugor, India, 1962; M.S., 1964; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 1970.

Bruce Dickau
Professor Emeritus of Education, 1975-; B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1966; M.S., Florida State University, 1969; D.A., Idaho State University, 1975.

Ernest Diedrich
Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1980-; B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1971; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, 1972; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1983.

Nathaniel Dubin
Professor Emeritus of French, 1975-; B.A., Cornell University, 1965; M.A., University of Washington, 1970; Ph.D., 1974.

M. Angeline Dufner
Professor Emerita of English, 1961-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1957; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1966; D.A., Idaho State University, 1973.

Robert Dumonceaux
Regents Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1961-1962, 1964-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1961; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1963; Ph.D. University of Missouri, 1969.

J.P. Earls, OSB
Professor Emeritus of English, 1958, 1964, 1967, 1984-; Vice President for Student Affairs, Saint John's University, 1973-1980; B.A., Saint Mary's University, Texas, 1957; M.A., University of Arizona, 1970; Ph.D., 1986.

Joseph Farry
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1961‑; Dean of the College, Saint John’s University, 1991‑1996; B.S., Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1955; M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1956; Ph.D., Fordham University, 1968.

Mara Faulker, OSB
Professor Emerita of English, 1976-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1962; M.S., Saint Cloud State University, 1976; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1988.

Norman Ford
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1967-; A.B., University of Kansas, 1957; M.S., University of Michigan, 1962; Ph.D., 1967.

Mary Forman, OSB
Professor Emerita of Theology, 2000-; B.S., Idaho State University, 1970; M.A., Saint John's University, 1982; M.A., Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1988; Ph.D., 1995.

Dennis Frandrup, OSB
Professor Emerita of Art and Artist-in-Residence, 1973-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1965; M.F.A., Siena Heights, 1973.

Joseph Friedrich
Professor Emeritus of Economics, 1967, 1970-; Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs, 1992-1995; B.A., Saint John's University, 1964; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1970. 

Robert Fulton
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1969-; B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1964; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1968.

John Gagliardi
Regent's Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, 1953-; B.A., Colorado College, 1949.

Eugene Garver
Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 1985‑; McNeely Chair in Thinking, 1985‑1996; A.B., The University of Chicago, 1966; Ph.D., 1973.

Clayton Gearhart, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1979‑; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1963; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1967; Ph.D., 1977.

Gordon Goetemann
Professor Emeritus of Art, 1970-; B.F.A., University of Notre Dame, 1955; M.F.A., State University of Iowa, 1958. 

Ronald Henry
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1973-; B.A., Wisconsin State University at LaCrosse, 1965; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972.

Ephrem Hollerman, OSB
Professor Emerita of Theology, 1987-; Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, 2007-2012; Prioress of the Monastary of Saint Benedict, 1995-2005; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1976; M.A. Saint John's University, 1976; Ph.D., Marquette University, 1991

Donald Hoodecheck
Professor Emeritus of Education, 1965‑; Ph.B., University of Notre Dame, 1958; B.S., Mankato State University, 1960; M.S., 1965; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980.

Eva Hooker, CSC
Regents Professor Emerita of Poetry, 1992-; Poet-in-Residence, 2005-; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saint John's University, 1983-1992; B.A., Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1965; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976.

Janet Hope
Professor Emerita of Sociology, 1994-; B.A., University of Tennessee, 1986; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1989; Ph.D., 1992.

Telan Hu, OSB
Professor Emerita of Chinese, 1968-1970, 1972-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1958; M.Ed., College of Saint Thomas, 1960.

Margaret Hughes
Professor Emerita of Physical Education, 1966-; B.S., University of Minnesota, 1962; M.S., Saint Cloud State University, 1972.

Mark Hughes
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1958, 1966‑; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1953; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1958.

Willem Ibes
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1957; 1965-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1958; Diplome de fin d'Etudes, Diplome de Concert, Conservatory, Amsterdam, 1952; Ecole d'Haute Virtuosite' et d'Interpretation Marguerite Long-Jaques Thibaud, Paris, 1952-1955.

Jane Kathman
Professor Emerita of Management, 1977‑; B.A., Barat College, 1969; M.A., DePaul University, 1971; M.B.A., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1977.

Roger Kasprick, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1960-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1956; M.Div., Saint John's University School of Theology, 1980; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1973; Pontifical diploma in Studiis Monasticis, Pontificium Athenaeum Anselmianum, Rome, 1977.

Cheryl Knox
Professor Emerita of Biology, 1988‑; Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Saint John's University, 1996‑2003; B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1970; M.A., The University of Texas at Arlington, 1975; Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 1980.

Judith Knutson
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1977-; B.S.N., College of Saint Scholastica, 1963; M.P.H., University of Minnesota, 1977.

Linda Kulzer, OSB
Professor Emerita of Education, 1958-; Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Saint Benedict, 1977-85; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1957; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1958; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1972.

Kerry Lafferty
Professor Emeritus of Theater, 1973-; B.S., Kansas State Teacher's College, 1958; M.S., 1962.

Deanna Lamb
Professor Emerita of Education, 1982-; B.A., Rivier College, 1966; M.A., Ohio State University, 1974; Ph.D., 1978.

John E. Lange
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1955, 1961-; Academic Vice President and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint John’s University, 1969-1972; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1952; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1954; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1961.

Lucy Larson
Professor Emerita of Accounting, 1972‑79, 1984‑; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1964; M.B.A., Saint Cloud State University, 1972; C.P.A., 1984.

Raymond Larson
Professor Emeritus of Classics, 1967‑; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1961; M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1974.

Gerald Lenz
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, 1965-; B.S., Wisconsin State College at LaCrosse, 1961; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1965.

Willene Mangham
Professor Emerita of Theater, 1984-: B.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1978; M.A., 1982; M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982.

Oswald Meyers
Professor Emeritus of English, 1979-; Professor of Gender Education and Development, 2007-2013; B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1968; M.A., University of Arkansas, 1971; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1981.

Kilian McDonnell, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1965‑; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1947; S.T.L., University of Ottawa, 1960; S.T.D., University of Trier, 1964.

Lynn Moore
Professor Emerita of Education, 1989-; B.S., Bemidji State University, 1968; M.S., 1975; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1992. 

William Muldoon
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1979-; B.S., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 1972; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980.

Thomas Murray
Professor Emeritus of Accounting, 1966‑; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1953; M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1959; C.P.A.

Colman O’Connell, OSB
Professor Emerita of Theater; President, College of Saint Benedict, 1986-96; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1950; M.F.A., The Catholic University of America, 1954; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1979.

Anna Lisa Ohm
Professor Emerita of German, 1988-; B.A., University of Colorado, 1962; M.A., 1979; Ph.D., University of California, 1986.

James O'Meara
Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Finance, 1974-; B.S., University of South Dakota, 1962; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1971; C.P.A., 1972.

Manju Parikh
Professor Emerita of Political Science, 1986‑; B.A., American University of Beirut, 1972; M.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1974; M.A., University of Chicago, 1978; Ph.D., 1988.

Bela Petheo
Professor Emeritus of Art, 1966-; M.A., University of Budapest, 1956; M.F.A., University of Chicago, 1963.

Violeta G. de Pintado
Professor Emerita of Spanish, 1968‑; Ph.D., University of Havana, 1950.

Paul Pladson
Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Finance, 1975; B.A., Saint Cloud State University, 1968; M.B.A., 1971; C.P.A., 1970; P.F.S., 1994.

James Poff
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1976‑; B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., Utah State University, 1976.

Emmanuel Renner, OSB
Professor Emerita of History, 1958-; President, College of Saint Benedict, 1979-1986; B.A., 1949; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1955; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1959.

Mary Reuter, OSB
Professor Emerita of Theology, 1981-; Prioress of the Monastery of Saint Benedict, 1981-1995; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1964; Duquesne University, 1978; Ph.D., 1982.

Frank Rioux
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1968‑; B.A., Bradley University, 1964; M.S., Iowa State University, 1967; Ph.D., 1969.

Timothy Robinson
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 1981-; A.B., University of Georgia, 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1980.

Charles Rodell
Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1979-; B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1965; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1967; Ph.D., 1972.

Helen Rolfson, OSF
Professor Emerita of Theology, 1980-; B.A., College of St. Teresa, 1962; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1967; Dr. es Sc. Rel., Universite de Strasbourg, 1972.

Michael Ross
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, 1980‑; B.S., Sioux Falls College, 1969; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981.

Edmund Sass
Professor Emeritus of Education, 1977-; B.A., Marquette University, 1968; M.A., Illinois State University, 1972; Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 1977.

Roselyn Schmitt
Professor Emerita of Philosophy, 1966-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1960; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1966; Ph.D., 1978.

Carleen Schomer, OSB
Professor Emerita of Chemistry, 1973-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1966; M.S., Marquette University, 1973; D.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984.

James Smith
Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, 1964-; B.A., Marquette University, 1956; M.Ed., 1961.

Anthony Sorem
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, 1971-; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1963; M.A., 1969; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1972.

Daniel Steck
Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1976-; B.S., University of Michigan, 1968; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1970; Ph.D., 1976.

Joan Steck
Professor Emerita of Communication, 1978-; B.S., University of Utah, 1965; M.S., University of Oregon, 1966; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980.

Don Talafous, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1956-; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1948; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1962; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, University of California at Berkeley, 1972.

Sylvester Theisen
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, 1958‑; Acting Vice‑President for Academic Affairs, Saint John’s University, 1981‑1983; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1947; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1949; M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1962.

Vera Theisen
Professor Emerita of French, 1964, 1973, 1977-; Certificat d'Etudes Francaises, Universite de Grenoble, 1954; M.S., Saint Cloud State University, 1973; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1980; Ph.D., 1989.

Wilfred Theisen, OSB
Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1955, 1962, 1970-; Associate Director of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, 1978-1983; B.A., Saint John's University, 1952; M.S., University of Colorado, 1963; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1972.

Hilary Thimmesh, OSB
Professor Emeritus of English, 1956-; President Emeritus, 1991-; President, Saint John's University, 1982-91; Professor of English, 1956-; Dean of the College, 1967-69; B.A., Saint John's University, 1950; M.A., Cornell University, 1956; Ph.D., 1963.

Charles Thornbury
Professor Emeritus of English, 1977-; Blecker Professorship in the Humanities, 1995-1998; B.S., University of Chattanooga, 1963; M.A., University of Tennessee, 1968; M.A., University of Leicester, 1973; Ph.D., 1976.

Kathleen Twohy
Professor Emerita of Nursing, 1974‑; Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing, 1971; M.P.H., University of Minnesota, 1980; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995.

Leonard Valley
Professor Emeritus of Physics, 1960-; B.A., Saint John’s University, 1955; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1960.

Robert Weber
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1968-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1964; Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1976.

Philip Welter
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1971-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1959; M.Mus., University of Notre Dame, 1960.

Dale White
Professor Emeritus of Music, 1979-; B.Mus., Maryville College, 1973; M.M., Yale University, 1975; D.M.A. University of Colorado, 1984.

Gladys White
Professor Emerita of Hispanic Studies, 1995-; B.A., Universidad de Antioquia, Columbia, 1977; M.A., University of Washington, 1982; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1989.

Kay Wolsborn
Professor Emerita of Political Science, 1984-; B.A., Washington State University, 1977; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1987.

Elizabeth Wurdak
Professor Emerita of Biology, 1984‑; B.A. Boston University, 1967; Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 1978.

Lynn Ziegler
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, 1990-; B.A., Saint Olaf College, 1971; M.S., Ohio State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1977.