Luther College English professor Lise Kildegaard has been installed as Luther's Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities.
The Jones professor, named in honor of former Luther College Professor of English Dennis M. Jones (1932-90), is awarded to a member of the Luther faculty who honors the values and traditions of the humanities, enriches the intellectual life of students and provides academic leadership in the humanities. The Jones Professor devotes part of their professional time to a project that will enhance humanities education, supported by funds from the Jones Distinguished Professor Endowment.
Kildegaard holds a bachelor's degree from Carleton College, a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago.
As a teacher, researcher and writer, Kildegaard focuses on the moral and ethical messages of narrative literature, fables and metaphors. She is the author and editor of numerous articles published in professional and academic journals.