School of Health Sciences 2013 Faculty Awards
Outstanding Faculty Award for Research Achievement
William Schweinle, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, Schweinle, Ph.D., a member of the USD School of Health Sciences faculty since 2008, received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. His teaching interests include Statistics and Research Methodology.
Outstanding Faculty Award for Distinguished Service
Katherine Jorgensen, associate professor of nursing, was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award for Distinguished Service. Jorgensen, a member of the nursing faculty since 1993, is part of the nursing program offered on the main university campus in Vermillion. The department of nursing is also offered on four campuses across the state including Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.
Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Dona Kennealley, associate professor of addiction studies, and Beverly Kennedy, professor of dental hygiene, are co-recipients
Kennealley, Ed.D, associate professor and chair of addiction studies, has been a member of the faculty since 1979. A Certified Prevention Specialist, Kennealley teaches addiction counseling courses relating to individuals, groups, and families. Kennedy, R.D.H., M.A., a member of the faculty since 1975, received her B.S. in dental hygiene and her M.A. in education administration from USD. Her teaching interests include Dental Radiology, Medical-Dental Emergencies and Pharmacology.