Institute Director

The Morrison Family 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.

Edmund Santurri
Morrison Family 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.

Faculty Members
Jolene BarjastehProfessor of Romance Languages                                       
Thomas BernardinAssistant Professor of Economics                                 
Brian BorovskyAssociate Professor of Physics
Sian Christie, Entrepreneur in Residence in Economics                                             
John Giannini, Associate Professor of Biology                                               
Jeanine Grenberg, Professor of Philosophy                                                     
Olaf Hall-Holt, Associate Professor of Computer Science                           
Ashley Hodgson, Associate Professor of Economics                                      
Jason Marsh, Associate Professor of Philosophy                                             
James MayProfessor Emeritus, Classics                                                         
Emily Mohl,  Assistant Professor of Biology and Education                      
Steve ReeceProfessor of Classics                                                                     
Anthony Rudd,  Associate Professor of Philosophy
Douglas Schuurman, Professor of Religion   
Kathryn Ziegler-Graham, Associate Professor of Statistics                           

Student Associates
Emily Albrecht ‘21                                    Kyle Hooten ‘21
Sam Bailey ‘21                                            Iain Carlos Irwin ‘20
Jacob Boettcher ‘22                                  Will Jadkowski ‘21
Aiden Checkett ‘22                                   Nicklaus Johnson ‘20
Brendan Connolly ‘21                              Eleni Mahlis-Miller ‘20
Brita Gallagher ‘21                                    Meredith Maloley ‘21
Cameron Goebel ‘21                                 Brigid Miller ‘21
Saliem Hashel ‘21                                      Hibo Mohamed ‘21
Noah Hillman ‘21                                     Melissa Nkusi ‘21
Christoph Hodel ‘20                                Jonah Schmitz ‘20