It is with deep sadness that Augsburg College mourns the passing of Myles Stenshoel, professor emeritus of political science. He died at the age of 86 at home surrounded by his family. Professor Stenshoel came to Augsburg in 1965 to establish a political science department, which he did the following year, with the addition of Professor Norma Noonan. He taught for 21 years, phased into retirement, and continued teaching part time in retirement.
After graduating from Concordia College, Moorhead, and Concordia Theological Seminary, he was ordained and served small churches in Colorado. But it was not long before he felt a stronger call to teach. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and returned to the Midwest to teach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Continue reading “Myles Stenshoel, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 86”