Janet Schrunk Ericksen is the chancellor of the University of Minnesota Morris. She held the position of vice chancellor of academic affairs and dean from August 2017 until June 2021, and she is a professor of English. After joining the Morris faculty in 1998, Ericksen also served as director of the Honors Program, chair of the Division of the Humanities, and interim chair of the Division of the Social Sciences. She holds a BA in English and art history from the University of Kansas, an MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with specialization in early medieval English and Old Norse literature. Ericksen is a member of the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers, a recipient of the University of Minnesota Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award, and the author of Reading Old English Biblical Poetry (U Toronto Press 2020).