A Luther College graduate is one of the two finalists for the Luther College president's position who will make a campus visit next month. President Richard Torgerson will end his career with the college this summer after 14 years as president.

Ann Hill Duin, Luther class of 1977, will make a campus visit Sunday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 12. She is professor of writing studies, College of Liberal Arts, and former interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer,
University of Minnesota.

Mark R. Hagerott, professor and senior military officer of history,

former director (dean) of the division of humanities and social sciences,
United States Naval Academy, will visit
Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Thursday, Feb. 7.

 "There is strong consensus among the members of the search committee that both candidates are capable of providing outstanding leadership for Luther College. We are pleased with the progress of the search and we look forward to this final phase," said Paul Torgerson, Luther Class of 1973 and Sandy Lee, co-chairs of the presidential search committee.


Ann Hill Duin presently serves as professor of writing studies and director of graduate studies for the Scientific and Technical Communication Program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.

Duin has held faculty appointments in rhetoric, English, and writing studies. Her scholarship focuses on the social construction of knowledge and the impact of emerging technologies, including learning analytics and networked learning, on the future of teaching/learning and higher education.

Her recent work includes an eBook entitled Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines. She has served as a pioneer in the use of technology in education at the University of Minnesota and has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia on the creation of collaborations and consortia in higher education.

Duin has held numerous leadership roles in academic administration at the University of Minnesota, including interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer; associate vice president and associate chief information officer; senior associate dean, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences; and vice provost, Instructional Technology and University Partnerships.

In addition, she has served as associate provost and director of Continuing Education and Communication Services at Iowa State University. Among the accomplishments of her leadership include the development and implementation of strategic plans, an IT leadership and governance system, new academic programs and student services, and shared leadership in the creation of a new College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences.

Professor Duin earned bachelor's degree from Luther College in music education with a in English. She received her master degree in 1983 and doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of Minnesota in curriculum and instruction.

Mark Hagerott serves as military professor and senior military officer of history at the United States Naval Academy. He recently served as director (dean) of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United States Naval Academy, where he has also held several other leadership roles, including special assistant to the provost, chair of the Admissions Board, chair of the Faculty Senate Personnel Committee, and chair of the Faculty Senate Assessment Committee.

Hagerott is both a certified nuclear engineer and a scholar of socio-technical change. His scholarship focuses on human adaptation to technological innovation and the implications of rapidly developing technology upon educational organizations, the environment and society.

MIT Press has invited the publication of his recent work as a monograph with the tentative title Leading the Human and Mastering the Machine. A Rhodes Scholar and historian of technology, he has lectured widely in both the United States and Europe on the educational, organizational and ethical implications of changing technology.

As a naval officer, Hagerott has held leadership posts on multiple ships and shore stations, including the oversight of major environmental engineering projects, and executive roles in the nation's capital, including military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, special assistant in the Office of the Attorney General, and selection as a White House fellow.

In addition, he held the senior administrative position as director of the Strategic Advisory Group for the US Army Education Command in Afghanistan, a command responsible for the education of Afghan military officers. Among the accomplishments of his leadership are a shared role in the development of an academic major in cyber security, a first-of-its kind program at an undergraduate university in the Department of Defense.

 Hagerott received his bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1983, a master's degree from Oxford University (political science and economics, 1985), and doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park (history, 2008).