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Teaching and Professional Development

Dec. 1998-Present   

National work group member of Kellogg Forum for Higher Education Transformation.

Oct. 1997-1998     

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) work team on Facing Change:  Building the Faculty of the Future.

July-Dec. 1998    

Served on task force chaired by Senator Roger Moe, Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, to design legislation addressing workforce issues during the 1999 legislative session.

June 1995    

General Education Institute, University of North Carolina - Asheville, American Aassociation of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).


Kellogg Academic Leadership Fellow, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

1991, 1993, 1996         

Professor, Sociology Department, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN; team taught Honors Class in Values, Power, and Influence; Population Problems; and Honors Senior Seminar, Community Revitalization and Redesign.


Major advisor to ten Ph.D. students and four MA students in the Department of Rural Sociology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD., Brookings, SD.


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenured, Rural Sociology Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; taught Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Rural Sociology, Rural Agriculture and Society in Europe, Intermediate Sociology, Population Problems, Sociology of Sex Roles, Sociological Theory, Cross-Cultural Counseling, Racial and Ethnic Groups; also taught graduate courses in Advanced Demography, Modern Demographic Theories, Demographic Resources and Materials, and Sociological Theory.

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