The resident members of Theta of Minnesota are the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University faculty and staff who were themselves elected to Phi Beta Kappa as undergraduates. Resident members are responsible for electing student, alumni, and honorary members; organizing the annual induction ceremony; and coordinating campus visits from Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars.

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

Jon M. Armajani
Professor of Peace Studies
Oberlin College

Pamela L. Bacon
Associate Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Carleton College

Charles Baker
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Colgate University

D. Gordon Brown
Associate Professor of Biology
Colby College

Shawn Colberg
Dean of School of Theology and Seminary
Saint Olaf College

Emily Colton
Instructor of Education
Middlebury College

Ana Conboy
Associate Professor of French in the Languages & Cultures Department (Chair)
Bowdoin College

Clark Cotton
Associate Professor of Biology
Saint Olaf College

Jeff DuBois
Associate Professor of Japanese in the Languages & Cultures Department
University of Rochester

Corrie Grosse
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
University of Idaho

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

Nicholas Hayes
University Chair in Critical Thinking
University of Minnesota

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

Louis D. Johnston
Professor of Economics
University of Minnesota

Kelly Rae Kraemer
Professor of Peace Studies
Washington University

David Paul Lange, OSB
Brother of Saint John’s Monastery
Saint Olaf College

Rachel Mazzara
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics in the Languages & Cultures Department
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Derek Moore
Instructor of Nursing
The College of William and Mary

David T. Mitchell
Professor of Biology
Beloit College

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

Peter Ohmann
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Elisheva Perelman
Associate Professor of History
Mount Holyoke College

James H. Read
Professor of Political Science
University of Chicago

Susan Riley
Independent Scholar
University of Minnesota

Jennifer Schaefer
Associate Professor of Biology (Chair)
Saint Olaf College

Jason Schlude
Associate Professor of Classics in the Languages & Cultures Department
Macalester College

Vincent M. Smiles
Professor of Theology
Fordham University

Yvette South
Associate Professor of English (Chair)
University of Notre Dame

Columba Stewart, OSB
Executive Director of HMML; Professor in the School of Theology
Harvard University

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

Diana Symons
Associate Director for Learning and Research (Libraries)
Willamette University

Laura M. Taylor
Associate Professor of Theology (Chair) and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
Fairfield University

The following individuals are resident members who have retired from CSB and SJU. We value their legacy and, as some remain active participants in the work of the chapter, their ongoing contributions to academic life at CSB and SJU.  

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

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

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

Jayne Byrne
Professor Emerita of Nutrition
College of St. Catherine

Henry Jakubowski
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
SUNY, Albany

Thomas Kirkman
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Physics
College of Wooster

Scott Richardson
Professor Emeritus of Classics in the Languages & Cultures Department
Harvard University

Daniel J. Steck
Professor Emeritus of Physics
University of Michigan 

Wendy Sterba
Professor Emerita of German in the Languages & Cultures Department
Reed College

Martha Tomhave Blauvelt 
Professor Emerita of Gender Studies
University of Minnesota 

Richard M. Wielkiewicz
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
University of Hawaii

Elizabeth Wurdak
Professor Emerita of Biology
Boston University