Mary Emery, Department Head
Meredith Redlin, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Sociology and Rural Studies
Hansen Hall 004
The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies has a long proud history of service, research and educational excellence at South Dakota State University. In keeping with the Land-grant mission, the department is active in education, research and outreach.
The M.S. in Sociology - Community Development Specialization is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution online program focused on community development.
The Department also administers the State Census Data Center, which provides businesses, organizations, news media, and local and county agencies with the latest census and rural life information.
Patricia Ahmed, Lecturer
Abdallah Badahdah, Associate Professor
Mary Emery, Department Head and Professor
Maaz Gardezi, Assistant Professor
Candace May, Assistant Professor
Meredith Redlin, Professor
Weiwei Zhang, Assistant Professor