Faculty & Staff


Dean Swenson, M.A.
Art Gallery Director and Instructor of Art
Phone: 641-585-8210
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: dean.swenson@waldorf.edu

M.A., Mankato State University
B.S., Winona State University


Originating from Waseca, Minnesota, Dean Swenson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and Speech/Theater Communications from Winona State University, and later a Master of Arts degree in Painting from Mankato State University.

Swenson taught 33 years for the North Iowa Community School District in Buffalo Center, Iowa, teaching elementary, middle school and high school during his career. During this time, and after, he also taught 15 years for the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa as an adjunct instructor.

In addition to managing the Waldorf Art Gallery, Swenson will be teaching classes in design, drawing and painting at Waldorf College.