School of Health Sciences Social Work

Deborah Aden

Deb Aden-Ripperda
Assistant Professor
Social Work, School of Health Sciences
Phone: 605-357-1316
Field Director for both BSW/MSW social work programs. Assistant Professor teaching SWK seminar for both programs. Travel to Vermillion and do clinical visits of all field education students.
Teaching Interests:
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Diversity, Field Education, interviewing skills employment skills
Research Interests:
Cultural Sensitiveity Field Education Domestic Violence/Sexual Assualt Rural vs Urban culture
  • South Dakota Child Welfare Training Project, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, (2010 - 2013)
  • Mental health literacy among rural older adults, University of South Dakota, (2012 - 2013)
  • Norris, D., Aden-Ripperda, D., (2013), NCWWI BSW traineeship programs: Legacies & lessons learned. , National Child Welfare Workforce Institute..
Awards and Honors:
  • SiouxEmpire Heart club member, United Way, 2014
  • Nominated for the Humaitarian Award City of SIoux Falls, CIty OF Sioux Falls and Students from social work program, 2014
  • Embe Mentoring nomination...Sylvia Heniken Award, MSW students and SD network, 2014
  • Chairwoman of United Way Disabilites Team, United Way, 2011
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2011
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2010
  • Sioux Empire Heart Club Member, United Way, 2009