The director of The Institute is appointed by the St. Olaf College president, is responsible for overall Institute programming, and acts in consultation with the Director’s Council.
Director of The Institute, Professor of Religion and Philosophy
The members of the Director’s Council are also appointed by the St. Olaf College president. The Council provides advice and guidance to the Institute’s director, helps the director integrate the Institute’s mission and goals throughout the college, and reports to the college president the extent to which The Institute is accomplishing its mission.
Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Professor of Music
Jolene Barjasteh, Professor of Romance Languages
Thomas Bernardin, Assistant Professor of Economics
Brian Borovsky, Associate Professor of Physics
Avery Ellfeldt ’19, Student
Michael Fuerstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Kathryn Hinderaker, ’19 Student
Ashley Hodgson, Associate Professor of Economics
Keith Ketola ’18, Student
Jason Marsh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
James May, Professor Emeritus, Classics
Steve Reece, Professor of Classics
Douglas Schuurman, Professor of Religion
Institute Advisory Board
The Institute Advisory Board, appointed by the Chair of the College’s Board of Regents, advises the director of The Institute with a particular eye to ensuring that The Institute fulfills its mission and thus honors the agreements made with the donors who support its work.
Regent John B. Grotting ’71, Chair of the Advisory Board
President David R. Anderson ’74
Senior Regent Dean L. Buntrock ’55
Arne L. Christenson ’83
Regent B. Kristine Olson Johnson ’73
Professor James M. May, Professor Emeritus, Classics