New Faculty


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Xavier Tavera Castro Profile
Dayton-Hudson Visiting Artist/Teacher


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Lin Deng Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
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Kevin Mulholland Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese


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Emily Ho ’14 Bio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology


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Julia Bakker-Arkema ’14 Bio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry


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James Ryan Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Anya Vostinar ’12 Bio
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Off Campus: Spring 2021


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Michael Hemesath Profile
Professor of Economics
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Eduard Storm Bio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics


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Emily Oliver Profile
Associate Director for Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship
Lecturer in Ethical Inquiry At Carleton


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Jabari Jones ’15 Profile
Visiting Instructor in Geology


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Seth Peabody Bio
Assistant Professor of German


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Tony Adler ’06 Profile
Lecturer in History
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Mike Jirik Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
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Jennifer Schaefer Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of History


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Alexander Garver Bio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Kate Meyer ’09 Profile
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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MurphyKate Montee Bio
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Steve Scheirer Bio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics


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Brooke McCorkle Profile
Assistant Professor of Music
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KrisAnne Weiss Bio
Instructor in Voice


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Jessica Mueller Profile
Head Women’s Soccer Coach


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Valerie Fox ’12 Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
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Rajarshi Roy Profile
Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Physics


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Krissy Lunz Trujillo ’12 Profile
Visiting Instructor in Political Science


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Elizabeth Dolfi Bio
Visiting Instructor in Religion
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Caleb Hendrickson Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion


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Ahmed Ibrahim Profile
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies
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Colin McLaughlin-Alcock Bio
Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts and Anthropology


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Walther Maradiegue Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish


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Lizbett Benge Bio
Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Humanities in Theater
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Andrew Carlson ’99 Profile
Associate Professor of Theater

New Staff


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Wiebke Kuhn Bio
Director of Academic Technology
Phone: 507 222 4916

Wiebke joined Carleton in July as the Director of Academic Technology. She studied at and worked for Auburn University for almost 30 years, receiving an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature with focus on Medieval Literature, and an Ed.S. in Adult Education. Most recently, she was the Associate Director for Auburn University’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, focusing on all physical and virtual learning spaces and guiding teams to design and maintain active learning spaces and multiple instructional technologies, including the LMS.

Wiebke also led the Information Technology team of Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts, supporting hundreds of faculty and staff, thousands of computers, and multiple computer labs while collaborating with other units across campus and other institutions. She has taught English and German at the undergraduate level, dozens of different workshops across multiple technologies, and organized local conferences. Her passion is to realize the empowerment of everyone through education, with a deep focus on equity and inclusion.

Wiebke and her partner Jeremy have two children. In her spare time, she loves to bake, read, and explore the outdoors.


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Sara Cluggish Profile
Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum
Phone: 507 222 5015

Sara joins Carleton as the new Mary Hulings Rice Director and Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum. She is a curator and teacher with research interests at the intersection of performance and moving image scholarship and an emphasis on care studies and gender and sexuality studies. She has held roles as an art history professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN; director of FD13 Residency for the Arts, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; collection manager of the Elizabeth Redleaf Collection, Minneapolis, MN; curator of Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; and assistant curator at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK. She has held additional roles in the exhibitions departments at Chisenhale Gallery, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sara’s essays and art criticism have appeared in ArtReview, ArtReview Asia, Frieze, InReview, L’Officiele Arte Italia, and The Third Rail. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths University of London and BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD where she was the recipient of the Sidney Lake Award for student leadership.

She is passionate about working with young people from all walks of life and nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading as much as possible, yoga, hiking, and kayaking.


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Eric Runestad
Vice President and Treasurer
Office: Music Hall 202
Phone: 507 222 5411

Eric joined Carleton as Vice President and Treasurer on July 1. He is a native of Nebraska and comes from a family of educators: his brother and father as college professors and his mother in elementary music. He spent 12 years in the nonprofit sector and has worked the last 15 years in higher education, most recently as vice president for finance and administration at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He completed a B.A. in Mathematics and Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, an MBA from University of St. Thomas and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University.

Eric is married to Anna, a native Minnesotan, and has two kids: Ella, a first-year student at Luther College; and Leo, a 10th grader in Northfield. Outside of work, Eric enjoys time with family, golf, the wilderness, travel, music, biking, and reading.