Education Faculty and Staff:

Carol J. Den Otter, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Education

Education

  • Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, University of South Dakota, 2010

Michelle Hanson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Education

Education

  • Ed.D. Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota, 2000
  • M.S. Home Economics, Human Development, Child and Family Studies, SDSU, 1991
  • B.S. Child Development and Family Studies, SDSU, 1987
  • B.S. Psychology, SDSU, 1987

Beth L. Jernberg, Ed.D.

Professor, Education

Education

  • B.A. English and Health, Physical Education, University of Sioux Falls
  • M.A. Health, University of Northern Colorado, 1977
  • Ed.D. Physiological Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado, 1986

Rachelle Loven, Ph.D.

Professor, Education

Education

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Bemidji State, 1976
  • M.Ed. Reading Education, University of Sioux Falls, 1984
  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Dakota, 1990

Suzanne Maxwell, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Education

Education

  • M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, Hamline University, 2011
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of South Dakota, 2003

Julie McAreavey, M.Ed.

Area Chair for Education / Certification Officer

Education

  • B.S. Secondary Business, English Education, Dakota State University
  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership, University of Sioux Falls, 2002

Randy L. Nelson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Education / Director of International Education

Education

  • B.A. English and German, University of Sioux Falls, 1979
  • M.A. Selected Studies in English, Augustana College (SD), 1993
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of St. Thomas (Minn.), 2011

Arlys E. Peterson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Education

Education

  • Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Dakota, 1989
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Sioux Falls College, 1970
  • M.A.T. Special Education, Augustana College, 1974

Dr. Becky Thurman, EdD

Assistant Professor, Education / Director of Education Graduate Programs

Education

  • B.A. English, South Dakota State University, 1974
  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership, University of Sioux Falls, 2005
  • Ed.D. Educational Administration: Adult and Higher Ed, University of South Dakota, 2009

Joanne VanOsdel, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Special Education

Education

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Special Education, University of South Dakota
  • M.A. Special Education, University of South Dakota, 1981
  • B.S. English Education, University of South Dakota, 1976

Dr. Liz Venenga, Ed.D.

Instructor, Education; Rapid City