SOLGEN Allies

The allies are people who voice their support for GLBT persons within the St. Olaf College community and promote equality and respect for all. The allies include faculty/staff and students at St. Olaf College, alumni, emeriti, family and friends of current students and alumni, and members of the Northfield community. Some allies have family members or friends who are gay or lesbian, but others just feel strongly that all people should be respected and treated equally in their workplaces, their schools, and in society in general. See the current list of allies below.

How do I become a SOLGEN ally?

To become an ally, please send an e-mail to solgen-info@stolaf.edu. Your name will be added to the current list of over 160 people below, and you will also be added to the SOLGEN allies e-mail list so that you can receive announcements and insights of interest about GLBT issues and events.

Current SOLGEN allies: Approx. 160 people

  • Nancy Aarsvold, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, IIT
  • Wendy Allen, Professor of French
  • Mark Allister, Professor of English
  • Pat Anfinson, Development Coordinator
  • Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Associate Professor of Music/Piano
  • Taj Anderson, ’91
  • Donald M. Aucutt, ’66
  • Nancy (Wahl) Bares, ’91 (Family Resources), Mutual Fund Processor, Ameriprise Financial
  • Susan Bauer, Associate Professor Emerita of Fine Arts, 2011
  • Dan Beach, Webmaster, IIT
  • Jo Beld, Director of Evaluation and Assessment
  • Bruce Benson, Retired College Pastor
  • Kathryn Blough, Music Catalog Librarian
  • Ruth Bolstad, Learning Strategist, Tutor Coordinator
  • David Booth, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Maggie Broner, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Carolyn Brostrom, ’05 (Religion), Student at Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
  • Michael T. Brown, ’90
  • Richard Brown, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Christopher Brunelle, Assistant Professor of Classics
  • Denise Bundgaard, Faculty Data Coordinator
  • Day Burtness, ’07
  • Mary Carlsen, Professor of Social Work and Family Studies
  • Bill Carlson, Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • Charlotte Carlson
  • Susan Carlson, Program Coordinator, CIS / CILA
  • Laurel Carrington, Professor of History
  • David Castro, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Christopher Chiappari, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Grace Cho, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Mary Cisar, Registrar, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Leslie Johnson Colerin, ’91 (Social Work), School Social Worker, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Jill Dietz, Professor of Mathematics
  • Jennifer Kwan Dobbs, Assistant Professor of English
  • Jenny Dunning, Assistant Professor of English
  • Rosalyn Eaton-Neeb, Associate Dean of Students
  • Bob Entenmann, Professor of History
  • Jake Erickson, ’06
  • Lise Faillettaz, Library Collection Associate, Kierkegaard Library
  • Jim Farrell, Professor of History / Director, American Studies
  • Heather Ferguson, ’85
  • Le Ann Finger, ’85, Head Golf Professional at Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Paul Fjelstad, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
  • Tracy Fossum, Director of Annual Giving
  • Dona Werner Freeman, Artist in Residence
  • Garett Gentry, ’97
  • Mac Gimse, Professor Emeritus of Art, 2000
  • Vicki Glasgow
  • Scott Godfrey, Research Associate, Institutional Research and Evaluation
  • Jeanine Grenberg, Professor of Philosopy
  • Mary Griep, Professor of Art/Art History
  • Branden Grimmett, ’03, Organist, Arlington Street Church
  • Laura Groggel, ’08
  • Derek Gueldenzoph, Dean of Admissions
  • Lisa Gulya, ’07
  • Kristin Gustafson, ’85 (English/Women’s Studies), Research Assistant, Univ. of Washington
  • Erik Haaland, ’00 (Music / Religion)
  • Jim Hanson, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Marilyn Harder, ’73, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Jan Hill, Assistant Professor of English
  • Melissa Hinderscheit, Assistant Director of TRIO McNair Scholars Program
  • Gerald Hoekstra, Professor of Music History
  • Carol Holly, Professor of English
  • Daniel Holmgren, ’04 (Piano Performance)
  • George Holt, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family Studies, 2005
  • Torild Homstad, Oslo International Summer School Administrator / Assistant Professor of Norwegian
  • Jenny Howenstine, Associate Dean of Admissions / Director of International Recruitment
  • Dan Hudson, Supplies Manager, Bookstore
  • Chuck Huff, Professor of Psychology
  • Paul Jackson, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Linne Jensen
  • Megan Jensen, ’07
  • Erika Johnson, ’91
  • Ken Johnson, Reference Librarian
  • Ted Johnson, Professor of Biology
  • Terry Johnson, ’83, Technology Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Ross Jungers, Rand and Kildahl Hall Area Coordinator
  • Koya Kato, ’10
  • Maria Kelly, Teacher Educator in Residence
  • Kiumars (Kiu) Kianpour, ’94 (Sociology), Sr. Software Test Engineer, USCIS/DHS
  • Kevin Kienbaum, ’96 (Speech / Communications), Process Owner – Store Support
  • Megan Kleven, ’10
  • Heather Klopchin, Associate Professor of Dance
  • Greg Kneser, Dean of Students
  • Michael Kondziolka, ’86 (BM Performance), Director of Artistic Programming, University Musical Society, University of Michigan
  • Karil Kucera, Associate Professor of Asian Studies/Art History
  • Linda Hagan Kvanbeck, Administrative Assistant for College Special Events
  • Judy Kutulas, Professor of History, Director of Women’s Studies
  • Sharon J. Lane-Getaz, Assistant Professor of Education and Mathematics
  • Ed Langerak, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, 2011
  • Lisa Larges, ’85, Regional Partnership Coordinator
  • Phyllis Larson, Assistant Provost and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary and General Studies
  • Diane Leblanc, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies / Director of the Writing Program
  • Elizabeth Leer, Associate Professor of Education
  • Roger Loftus, Director of Human Resources
  • Brenda Lovick, ’01 (Psychology/Family Studies/Music)
  • Odd Lovoll, Professor Emeritus of Norwegian and History
  • Carol Lysne, Retired Executive Assistant to the President, 2004
  • Connie Martin, Instructor in Music
  • Michael Martinez, Custodian
  • Elsa Marty, ’07
  • Laura Mascotti, Administrative Assistant, Student Activities
  • Clare Mather, Associate Professor Emerita of Romance Languages, 2010
  • Eric McDonald, Instructor in Education and Biology
  • Steve McKelvey, Professor of Mathematics
  • Shelly (Olson) McVicker, ’84 (Speech/Theatre) / 1987 (Education), Theater and Music Faculty, Mounds Park Academy
  • Lori Middeldorp,’80,  Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • Aaron Miller, ’83; Artist
  • Todd Moe, ’84, Speech-Theatre / Norwegian, Morning Host, North Country Public Radio, Canton NY
  • Emily Moen, ’06
  • Paul Murphy, ’03, Trumpeter and Educator
  • Elizabeth Musselman, ’97
  • Carl Nelson, ’08
  • Bruce Nordstom-Loeb, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Jonathan O’Conner, Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Maggie Odell, Professor of Religion
  • Meg Ojala, Professor of Art/Art History
  • Margaret O’Leary, Professor of Norwegian
  • Kim Olmsted, Director of Advancement Services
  • Deanna Olson, Science Library Associate
  • Steve O’Neill, Director, Counseling Center
  • Sarah Patterson, Assistant Dean of Admissions
  • Annika Dragovich Parisot, ’04 (Nursing, Women’s Studies), RN
  • Matt Perry, ’96 (Math), Senior Software Architect, Name Intelligence Inc.
  • Lynn Pilcher, ’87 (Psychology), Assistant Director, Spring Lake Ranch
  • Sarah Podenski, ’05
  • William Poehlmann, Associate Professor Emeritus of Religion, 2010
  • Jean Porterfield, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Diana Postlethwaite, Professor of English
  • Chelsea Reigle, ’06
  • Suzanne Rekow, ’03, Montessori Teacher
  • Megan Remtema, ’07
  • Kathleen Remund, ’81
  • Becca Richards, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
  • Marc Robinson, Associate Professor of Russian
  • Carol Roecklein, Telecommunication Account Manager
  • Mary Ellen Ross, Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology, 2007
  • Kathy Ruby, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Student Financial Aid
  • Miriam Samuelson, ’08, Assistant Director for Career Connections (CEL)
  • Pete Sandberg, Assistant Vice President for Facilities
  • Judith Sateren, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing, 2010
  • Allison Schedin, ’12
  • Tim Schroer, Director of Buntrock Commons / Associate Dean of Students
  • Douglas Schuurman, Professor of Religion
  • Su Smallen, Writing and English Language Specialist
  • Steve Soderlind, Professor of Economics
  • Nathan Soland, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
  • Gary Stansell, Professor of Religion
  • Ann Stanton, ’08
  • Kevin Stocks, Marketing Specialist for St. Olaf Records & Music Organizations
  • Corliss Swain, Professor of Philosophy
  • Geoff Swanson, ’10, Assistant Director of Student Activities
  • Michael Swift, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
  • Janet Kringen Thompson, Associate Vice President of Advancement & College Relations
  • Nancy Thompson, Associate Professor of Art/Art History
  • Mary Titus, Professor of English
  • Christopher Tradowsky, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
  • Peter T. Tressel, ’84 (Art), Associate Creative Director
  • Mary Trull, Associate Professor of English
  • Andrew Tubesing, ’92, Instructor/Laboratory Manager, Electrical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Laura Uridil, Americorp Vista Volunteer
  • Mari Valverde, ’10
  • Erin Vang, ’87 (Music Performance / Mathematics), Project Manager, JMP Division of SAS Institute
  • Chance Voigt, ’10
  • David Wagner, Associate Dean of Admissions
  • David Wee, Professor Emeritus of English, 2005
  • Karen Herseth Wee
  • Justin Windschitl, ’02 (English/Music/ARMS), Attorney and Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve.
  • Paul Zorn, Professor of Mathematics
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