2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Organization & Administration

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Control of the educational institutions of the state is vested in the Board of Regents. The Faculty consists of the President, the Vice Presidents, the Deans and other administrative officers, teachers and researchers with rank of instructor or above. The faculty is responsible in general for academic standards and procedures and programs, including recommending to the Regents the candidates for degrees. Faculty business is conducted by the Faculty Senate, an elected body through which faculty express concerns for the welfare of the University and the university community, develop and disseminate communications, contribute to formation of general university policy, and perform those duties and functions allocated to or assumed by the faculty.

South Dakota Board of Regents

Randy Schaefer
Madison, Term expires 2015         

Bob Sutton
Vice President
Pierre, Term expires 2019         

Terry Baloun
Sioux Falls, Term expires 2016

John W. Bastian
Belle Fourche, Term expires 2016

Harvey C. Jewett
Aberdeen, Term expires 2017         

Kathryn Johnson
Hill City, Term expires 2017         

Jim Morgan
Brookings, Term expires 2021

Joseph Schartz
Student Regent
Humboldt, Term expires 2016         

Kevin Schieffer
Sioux Falls, Term expires 2021        

Michael G. Rush
Pierre, Executive Director

General Administration

          David L. Chicoine, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
          Laurie Stenberg Nichols, Ph.D.
Vice President for Finance and Business/CFO
          Wesley G. Tschetter, M.B.A.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
          Kevin D. Kephart, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Technology and Security
          Michael F. Adelaine, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
          Mary Kay Helling, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Assurance and Sponsored Programs
          James Doolittle, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
          Douglas Wermedal, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - International Affairs and Outreach
          Kathleen Fairfax, M.A.
Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Services
          Dean Kattelmann, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business/Controller
          Jeff A. Siekmann, M.B.A.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
          Marc Serrett, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Safety and Security
          Don Challis, M.A.
Assistant Vice President for Technology
          Ryan Knutson, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
          William Aylor, J.D.

Deans/Associate and Assistant Deans

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
          Barry Dunn, Ph.D., Dean
          Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Dean
          Daniel Scholl, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
          Dennis Papini, Ph.D., Dean
          Kathleen Donovan, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Sciences
          Jill Thorngren, Ph.D., Dean
          Jane Hegland, Ph.D., Associate Dean
          CY Wang, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Engineering
          Lewis F. Brown, Ph.D., Dean
          Richard A. Reid, Ph.D., Associate Dean
          Dennis Helder, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Nursing
          Nancy Fahrenwald, Ph.D., Dean
          Linda Herrick, Ph.D., Associate Dean
          Mary Minton, Ph.D., Associate Dean
          Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
College of Pharmacy
          Dennis Hedge, Pharm.D., Dean
          Jane Mort, Pharm.D., Associate Dean
          Xiangming Guan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
          Daniel Hansen, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean
Honors College
          Timothy J. Nichols, Ph.D., Dean
University College
           Keith Corbett, Ed.D., Dean
Graduate School
           Kinchel Doerner, Ph.D., Dean
           Nicole Lounsbery, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
          Kristi Tornquist, Ph.D., Chief University Librarian
Office for Student Affairs
          Samuel A. Jennings II, Ph.D., Dean of Students


Academic Programs (College of AgBio)
          Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D.
          Tracy Welsh, B.A.
Agricultural Experiment Station
          Daniel Scholl, Ph.D.
Agricultural Heritage Museum
         Gwen McCausland, M.A.
Alumni Association
         Andi Fouberg, B.S., President
American Indian Education and Cultural Center (AIECC)
         April Eastman, M.S.
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL)
         Jane Christopher-Hennings, D.V.M.
          Justin Sell, M.S.
Bookstore, University
          Derek Peterson, B.S.
Capitol University Center-Pierre
          Janelle Toman, Ed.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Vaccinology
          David H. Francis, Ph.D.
Center for the Enahancement of Teaching and Learning
          Kevin Sackreiter, Ed.D.
Continuing and Distance Education
          Lindsey Hamlin, M.B.A.
Dining Services
         JoLee Frederiksen, B.S
Disability Services
          Nancy Crooks, M.S.
Diversity, Equity and Community
English Language and Culture Institute
          Nathan Ziegler, Ph.D.
Enrollment Services
          Aaron Aure, Ph.D.
Environmental Health & Safety
          Gary Yarrow, Ph.D.
Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition
          Bonny Specker, Ph.D.
Financial Aid
          Carolyn Halgerson, M.B.A.
First Year Advising Center
          Jody Owen, Ed.D.
Geographic Information Sciences Center of Excellence
          Geoffrey Henebry, Ph.D.
Grants and Contracts Administration
          Jacqueline Nelson, M.Ed., CRA
4-H Foundation
          Nancy Swanson, M.A.
Institutional Research and Budget
          Jacqueline Nelson, M.Ed., CRA
Marketing and Communications
          Mike Lockrem, M.Ed.
McCrory Gardens
          David Graper, Ph.D.
Multicultural Center and Student Support Services
           C.D. Douglas, M.S.
North Central Regional Sun Grant Center
          Vance Owens, Ph.D.
Oak Lake Field Station
          Nels Troelstrup, Ph.D.
          Adam Karnopp, M.S.
Residential Life
          Jeffrey Hale, Ed.D.
School of Design
          Tim Steele, Ph.D.
South Dakota Art Museum
          Lynn Verschoor, M.S.
SDSU Extension Service
          Barry Dunn, Ph.D.
SDSU Foundation/Development
          Steve Erpenbach, B.S., President
          James Rice, Ph.D.
Student Engagement
          Nick Wendell, M.S.
University Student Union
          Jennifer Novotny, M.S.
Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center
          Chris Schmit, Ph.D.
Water Resources Institute
          Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Wellness Center
          Jeffrey Huskey, M.S.
West River Ag Center
          Dan Oedekoven, M.Ed.

Department Heads (by college)

Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
          Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Animal Sciences
          Joseph Cassady, Ph.D.
Biology and Microbiology
          Volker Brozel, Ph.D.
Dairy Science
          Vikram V. Mistry, Ph.D.
          Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
Natural Resource Management
          Michele Dudash, Ph.D.
Plant Science
          David Wright, Ph.D.
Veterinary and Biomedical Science 
          Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM
Water Resources
          Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.

Arts and Sciences
Aerospace Studies
          Lt Col Craig D. McCuin, M.B.A.
          Brian T. Rex, M.S.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
          David Cartrette, Ph.D., Interim
Communication Studies and Theatre
          Laurie Haleta, Ph.D.
          Jason McEntee, Ph.D.
          George White, Ph.D.
History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
          William Prigge, Ph.D.
Journalism and Mass Communication
          Mary Peterson Arnold, Ph.D.
Military Science
          Maj. Corey Norris
Modern Languages and Global Studies
          Laurie Haleta, Ph.D., Interim
          David Reynolds, D.M.A.
          Joel Rauber, Ph.D.
          Bradley Woldt, Ph.D.
Sociology and Rural Studies
          Mary Emery, Ph.D.

Education and Human Sciences
Consumer Sciences
          Jane E. Hegland, Ph.D.
Counseling and Human Development
          Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Health and Nutritional Sciences
          Matthew Vukovich, Ph.D.
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
          Andrew Stremmel, Ph.D.

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
          Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
          Nadim I. Wehbe, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
          Steven Hietpas, Ph.D.
Construction and Operations Management
          Teresa Hall, Ph.D.
Mathematics and Statistics
          Kurt Cogswell, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering
          Kurt Bassett, Ph.D.

Graduate Nursing
          Mary Minton, Ph.D.
Nursing Research
Nursing Student Services
          Todd Stricherz, M.S.
Undergraduate Nursing
          Linda Herrick, Ph.D.
West River Nursing
          Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D.

Pharmacy Practice
          James Clem, Pharm.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
          Omathanu Perumal, Ph.D.

Accreditations and Affiliations

The University holds institutional membership in a number of educational associations: the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (1307 New York Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005-4722; Phone: 202-478-6040) promotes the aims expressed in the Morrill Act of 1862, and in the subsequent acts of Congress relating to Land-Grant Colleges.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604; Phone: 800-621-7440). Its purpose is to maintain high standards of instructional work and educational programs.

Agricultural Systems Technology: The Agricultural Systems Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Agricultural And Biological Engineers (2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659; Phone: 269-429-0300).

Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (PO Box 6396, Visalia, CA 93290; Phone: 559-781-8900).

Art Museum: In 1977 the South Dakota Art Museum became the first South Dakota museum of any kind to be accredited by the American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission (1575 Eye St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005; Phone 202-289-1818).

Athletic Training: The Athletic Training Program (undergraduate and graduate levels) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (3850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184; Phone: 512-733-9700).

Aviation Education: The Aviation Major - Aviation Education Specialization program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (3410 Skyway Drive, Auburn, AL 36830; Phone 334-844-2431).

Chemistry: The Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society (1155 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036; Phone 800-333-9511).

Computer Science: The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: 410-347-7700)

Construction Management: The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570; Phone 201-495-6161).

Counseling and Human Resource Development: The Counseling and Human Resource Development program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703-535-5990). The specialization in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Setting is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL 60173; Phone: 847-944-1345).

Early Childhood Education: The Early Childhood Education program is accredited as part of teacher education by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone 202-223-0077).

Engineering: The programs of Agricultural and Biosystems, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: 410-347-7700)

Extension: The extension programs of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Animal Science; Biology/Microbiology; Dairy Science; Economics; Experiment Station; Human Sciences; Plant Science; Range Science; Sociology; Veterinary Medicine; and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences are reviewed by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA); (1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 2201, Washington, DC 20250-2201)

Exercise Science: The Exercise Science Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (401 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202; Phone: 317-637-9200 ext. 147; http://www.coaes.org/home.html)

Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education: The Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005; Phone: 800-424-2460).

Honors College: The Honors College program is certified by the National Collegiate Honors Council (1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0627, Phone: 402-472-9150, E-mail: nchc@unl.edu)

Interior Design: The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014; Phone: 616-458-0400).

Journalism and Mass Communications: The curriculum in Journalism and Mass Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045-7575; Phone: 785-864-3973).

Leadership & Management Non-Profit Organizations (LMNO): The LMNO program is certified by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (1100 Walnut Suite 1900 Kansas City, MO 64106; Phone: 816-561-6415).

Medical Laboratory Science: South Dakota State University Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5600 River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Phone: 847-939-3597).

Music: The Music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; Phone: 703-437-0700).

Nursing: The programs in the College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; Phone: 202-887-6791 ext. 252; Fax: 202-887-8476).

Nutrition and Dietetics: The Nutrition and Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Phone: 312-899-0040 ext. 5400).

Pharmacy: The curriculum in Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (135 S LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; Phone: 312-664-3575).

Range Sciences: The curriculum in Range Sciences is accredited by the Society for Range Management (6901 S Pierce St. Ste 225, Littleton, CO 80218; Phone: 303-986-3309; Fax 303-986-3892).

Teacher Education: The preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202-223-0077).


The University also holds membership in the American Council on Education, the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Collaborative, the American Society for Information Science & Technology, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of University Women, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society for Engineering Education, the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Library Association, Associated Western Universities, Inc., the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Educause, National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, and several others which are concerned with more limited phases of college work. Through the Board of Regents, the University also participates in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).