Jun 02, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences






Benjamin Jones, Associate Professor and Dean

Dale Droge, Professor and Academic Coordinator

Bruce Feistner, Associate Professor and Director of Respiratory Care Program


Richard Avery, Kristel Bakker, Justin Blessinger, Susan Conover, Kari Forbes-Boyte, Thomas Jones, Kurt Kemper, Alan Montgomery, John Nelson, Jeffrey Palmer

Associate Professors:

Glenn Berman, Stacey Berry, Jeffrey Howard, Viki Johnson, Mary Reinesch, Joseph Staudenbaur

Assistant Professors:

Ryan English, Michael Gaylor, Beom Soo (Peter) Kim, Wayne Madsen, Daniel Mortenson, Jill Olson, Zhe Ren, Timothy Orme, Lacy Patnoe, William Sewell, Mark Spanier, Patrick Videau


Angela Behrends, Gillian Berman, Sandra Champion, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Kim Jones, Michael Lynch, Kelly MacLeod, Nevine Nawar, D. Scott Richardson, Kelly Steinmetz


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of programs and courses leading to successful careers. Computer technology is integrated throughout all majors. The College offers the majority of the general education courses that serve as background for all degrees. Faculty in the arts, English, and social sciences are principally located in Beadle Hall. Math and science faculty are located in the C. Ruth Habeger Science Center. The clinical faculty in Respiratory Care are located at Avera McKennan and Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls and Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

The disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences are Art, Art Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Game Design, Digital Arts & Design, English, Geography, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Physical Science, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, and Theatre.  In addition to degree programs, the College of Arts and Sciences offers majors, minors, and courses which qualify students to apply for admission to professional schools.