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Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

June 4, 2014

The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of five faculty members, from Professor to Professor Emeritus, effective September 1, 2014.

Roy O. Elveton, Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Emeritus, earned a BA from St. Olaf College and a PhD from Northwestern University. Elveton joined the Carleton faculty in the Department of Philosophy in 1968. He authored “The Phenomenology of Husserl” (Noesis Press) and edited “Educating for Participatory Democracy: Paradoxes in Globalizing Logic” (Hampton Press). Most recently, he is the co-editor of “Sartre's Second Century,” published by Cambridge Scholars Press. He is also the author of numerous articles on Husserl, phenomenology, phenomenology of language, Nietzsche and cognitive science and has contributed to international conferences in Canada, England, Scotland, Italy, Peru and Guatemala.

Leon Lunder, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation, Emeritus, earned a BA from St. Olaf College and an MS from Mankato University. Lunder has been a member of the PEAR department since 1982, serving as head wrestling coach, strength and conditioning coach, and assistant coach for both football and track, in addition to teaching several activity classes and overseeing a successful campus-wide wellness program. He served as athletics director and chair of physical education, athletics and recreation from 1992-2010. Lunder is the recipient of a National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)/General Sports TURF Systems Athletics Director of the Year award. Under Lunder’s tenure as athletic director, the Knights won 23 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) titles and 10 MIAC Playoff titles. During Lunder’s watch, Carleton posted its best NACDA Directors Cup finish in 2008-09 (35th), which recognizes the best overall athletics program in each collegiate division.

Alison McNeil Kettering, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Arts History, Emerita, holds a BA from Oberlin College and both an MA and PhD from the University of California-Berkeley. She joined the Carleton faculty in 1982, offering courses in early modern European art (Renaissance and Baroque). She has published books and articles on Rembrandt, Dutch pastoral art, and the drawings and paintings by 17th-century artist Gerard ter Borch. An article on Dutch images of men at work appeared in the Art Bulletin (2007) and an article on "Rembrandt and the Male Nude" in 2011. Her current projects focus on the portraits of Hendrick Goltzius (which use an early form of pastel) and food in art, particularly in Dutch genre paintings. She is Editor-in-Chief of JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, an open-access, refereed, semi-annual e-journal.

Anne Close Ulmer, Professor of German, Emerita, holds a BA and MA from the University of Minnesota and an MPhil and PhD from Yale University. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Vienna-Austria. She joined the Carleton College Department of German and Russian in 1978, teaching courses in German language, literature and culture. Her teaching interests include Austrian literature and culture; 20th-century German prose, poetry and drama; European fairy-tale; youth literature; Turn-of-the-century Vienna; Rilke and his Circle; German language. In addition to authoring numerous scholarly papers, Ulmer is a member of the Midwest Modern Language Association, the American Association of Teachers of German, the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association, Women in German, German Studies Association, and the American Literary Translators Association. She also served on the editorial boards of Modern Austrian Literature and Teaching Austria.

Ruth Weiner, Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, earned a BS and an MA from the University of Wisconsin. Weiner initial joined the Carleton faculty in the Department of English in 1969, teaching courses on dramatic literature, acting and directing. It was these early classes taught by Weiner that ultimately led to the formation of the Department of Theater in 2003, later becoming a major in 2006. Since 1969, Weiner has continued to teach acting, directing and contemporary theater, and collaborating with students as a faculty director of Carleton Players’ productions. Weiner has also served as a member of the Humanities Center advisory board.

For more information, contact Beverly Nagel, Dean of the College and Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Sociology, Science, Technology, and Society, at (507) 222-4303.