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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences







Kari Forbes-Boyte, Professor and Dean

Dale Droge, Professor and Academic Coordinator

Bruce Feistner, Associate Professor and Director of Respiratory Care Program


Richard Avery, Susan Conover, Donna Hazelwood, Kurt Kemper, Scott Mackenzie, Alan Montgomery, John Nelson, Jeffrey Palmer

Associate Professors:

Kristel Bakker, Glenn Berman, Justin Blessinger, Robert Jackson, Viki Johnson, Thomas Jones, Maureen Murphy, Mary Reinesch, Joseph Staudenbaur, Barbara Szczerbinska

Assistant Professors:

Stacey Berry, Nathan Edwards, Michael Gaylor, Shreelina Ghosh, Bradley Hesser, Jeffrey Howard, Carmela Lanza, Daniel Mortenson, Linn Nelson, Jill Olson, Valorie Stalcup, Giles Timms


Brender Burger, Sandra Champion, Kailee Gray, Rich Hennies, John Hollingsworth, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Kim Jones, Kelly MacLeod, 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 Academic Skills, 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. 

Center of Excellence Honors Program

The Dakota State University Center of Excellence Honors Program targets high achieving students; successful completion of the program requirements by the student will result in the student being designated “Center of Excellence Honors Graduate.” This designation will appear on the student’s transcripts, diplomas, and the commencement program. The full program can be found in the General Studies  section of this catalog.