Arlys E. Peterson, Ed.D.

Faculty Emeritus

After completing her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Sioux Falls College, Dr. Peterson taught in elementary schools in Nebraska and Minnesota. She then attended Augustana College and received her master's degree in special education. After completing her degree, Dr. Peterson taught at the Iowa School for the Deaf for seven years and then returned to Augustana College and taught deaf education courses for seven years. She went on to the University of South Dakota and completed an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction. During this time, Dr. Peterson was hired by the TIE Office in Rapid City, S.D. She traveled throughout South Dakota training teachers on how to use technology in classrooms. She was also an adjunct professor for South Dakota State University at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. Dr. Peterson returned to Sioux Falls College, renamed the University of Sioux Falls in 1995, and teaches in the Fredrikson School of 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

Courses Taught

  • EDU240 - Technology In Education
  • EDU 315 - K-8 Social Studies Methods
  • EDU 504 - Telecommunications in Education
  • EDU 514 - Teaching and Learning With Technology
  • EDU 535 - Applying Educational Technology - Practicum
  • EDU 554 - Leadership Issues in Educational Technology
  • EDU 564 - Multimedia in Education
  • EDU 587 - Technology Planning and Implementation

Scholarships and Creative Work

  • Using SmartBoards in Preschool Classrooms
  • TIE Conference - April 2018 - Awesome Sites for Teachers 2018
  • Presentation at the Catholic K-12 Inservice Day

Service/Volunteer Work

Serve on the Care Board at Central Baptist Church

Volunteered at Feeding South Dakota


at the Banquet in Sioux Falls