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.

Tahir Ahsan ’20, Student
Jolene BarjastehProfessor of Romance Languages
Anna Bearrood ’18, Student
Thomas BernardinAssistant Professor of Economics
Brian BorovskyAssociate Professor of Physics
Michael FuersteinAssociate Professor of Philosophy 
Kathryn Hinderaker ’19, Student
Ashley HodgsonAssociate Professor of Economics
Keith Ketola ’18, Student
Jason Marsh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
James MayProfessor Emeritus, Classics
Steve ReeceProfessor of Classics
Douglas Schuurman, Professor of Religion