School of Health Sciences Social Work

Peter Kindle

Peter Kindle
Assistant Professor
Social Work, School of Health Sciences
UJ Julian Hall Offices 260
Phone: 605-677-5585
Bio:
After a 30 year career as a Certified Public Accountant, Peter returned to graduate school to retrain for an academic career. While earning three graduate degrees in psychology and social work, Peter gained college teaching experience inside a Texas state prison. He joined the USD faculty in 2010.
Teaching Interests:
Social welfare policy, policy analysis, research methods and statistics, mental health.
Research Interests:
Financial literacy, financial stress/strain, assessment of student learning, systematic policy analysis, and student publications.
Education:
  • Ph D, Social Work, University of Houston, 2009
  • Masters in Social Work, Political Concentration, University of Houston, 2007
  • MA, Behavioral Sciences - Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2002
  • Masters of Divinity, Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986
  • BBA, Accounting, University of Texas, 1977
Grants:
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2015 - 2015)
  • Course Design/Redesign Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning, USD, (2014 - 2014)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, USD, (2014 - 2014)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, USD, (2013 - 2013)
  • Mental health literacy among rural older adults, University of South Dakota, (2012 - 2013)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, USD, (2013 - 2013)
  • CTL Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, (2012 - 2012)
  • 8th Annual Institute on Aging and Social Work, National Institute on Aging, (2011 - 2012)
Publications:
  • Kindle, P. A., DiNitto, D. M., Johnson, D. H., Preventing Poverty: Education and Employment Policy, iss. 8th.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2014), Review of the book Econocide: Elimination of the Urban Poor by A. Skirtz, Journal of Progressive Human Services, vol. 25, iss. 3, pp. 254-257.
  • Kindle, P. A., Review of the book One Nation under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea by Dana Becker, Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.
  • Kindle, P. A., Caplan, M. E., Understanding Fringe Economic Behavior: A Bourdieusian-Informed Meta-ethnography, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2014), Review of the book New Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, and Practice by E. D. Giffords & K. R. Garber (Eds.)., The New Social Worker, vol. 21, iss. 3, p. 34.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2014), Review of the book Rural Mental Health: Issues, Policies, and Best Practices by K. B. Smalley, J. C. Warren, and J. P. Rainer, Contemporary Rural Social Work, vol. 6, pp. 107-109.
  • Kindle, P. A., Review of the book Beginnings, Middles, & Endings: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work by Ogden Rogers, The Advanced Generalist: Social Work Research Journal.
  • Kindle, P. A., Review of the book Scarcity: Why having too little means so much by Sendhil Mullainathan, & Eldar Shafir, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
  • Jones, L., Kindle, P. A., Fischer, N., Graupmann, J., Ray, A., Wiksen, S., Visser, J., (2013), Advice for BSW Students from Alumni of Rural Programs, Journal of Baccalaurate Social Work, vol. 18, pp. 157-172.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Cycles of Poverty and Crime in America’s Inner Cities by Lewis D. Solomon, Journal of Forensic Social Work, vol. 3, iss. 3, pp. 278-281.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book This Land of Strangers: The Relationship Crisis that Imperils Home, Work, Politics, and Faith by Robert E. Hall, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 10, iss. 2, pp. 85-86.
  • Kindle, P. A., Financial Literacy Programs, Sage.
  • Kindle, P. A., Micro Lending Programs, Sage.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Facilitative Leadership in Social Work Practice by Elizabeth M. Breshears and Roger Dean Volker, The New Social Worker, vol. 20, iss. 4, p. 33.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Borrow: The American Way of Debt by Louis Hyman, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, vol. 24, iss. 1, pp. 80-83.
  • Nooney, L., Giomo-James, E., Kindle, P. A., Norris, D., Myers, R., Tucker, A., Stanley, R., (2013), Rural Food Pantry Users' Stigma and Safety Net Food Programs, Contemporary Rural Social Work, vol. 5, pp. 100-105.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), The Financial Literacy of Social Work Students, Journal of Social Work Education, vol. 49, iss. 3, pp. 397-407.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress by B. Pettit, Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 23, iss. 3, p. 365.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book The Profession of Social Work: Guided by History, Led by Evidence by C. N. Dulmus & K. M. Sowers (Eds.), The New Social Worker, vol. 20, iss. 2, pp. 28-29.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Reading Social Research: Studies in Inequalities and Deviance by J. C. Dixon and R. A Singleton (Eds.), Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 10, iss. 1, pp. 88-89.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert and Unfair Economy by L. Dodson, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 10, iss. 1, pp. 98-99.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2013), Review of the book Religion, Class Coalitions, and Welfare States by Kees Van Kersbergen and Philip Manow, Social Work and Christianity, vol. 40, iss. 1, pp. 122-123.
  • Karger, H. J., Kindle, P. A., (2013), Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., iss. 1, pp. 253-276.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book So Rich, So Poor: Why It's so Hard to End Poverty in America by Peter Edelman, Poverty and Public Policy, vol. 4, iss. 4, pp. 241-243.
  • Kindle, P. A., Fischer, N. S., (2012), Review of the book Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men by Lawrence M. Mead, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, vol. 17, pp. 1-3.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book A Theory of African American Offending: Race, Racism, and Crime by James D. Unnever & Shaun L. Gabbidon, Journal of Forensic Social Work, vol. 2, iss. 2-3, pp. 186-188.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book New Times, New Challenges: Law and Advice for Savvy Seniors and Their Families by Kenney F. Hegland & Robert B. Fleming, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 9, iss. 2, p. 76.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book Effects of Conservative Religion on Lesbians and Gay Clients and Practitioners: Practice Implications by Ski Hunter, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 9, iss. 2, pp. 77-78.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book The Myth of the Missing Black Father by R. L. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 22, iss. 5, pp. 590-591.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, Journal of Progressive Human Services, vol. 23, iss. 2, pp. 180-182.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book Social Work in Rural Communities by L. Ginsberg (Ed.), The New Social Worker, vol. 19, iss. 3, pp. 24-25.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Journal of Policy Practice, vol. 11, iss. 2, pp. 214-216.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book The Life and Thought of Louis Lowry: Social Work Through the Holocaust by Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, The New Social Worker, vol. 19, iss. 2, p. 24.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book Survival of Rural America: Small Victories and Bitter Harvests by Richard E. Wood, Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy, vol. 7, iss. 1, p. 2.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2012), Review of the book Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor M. Rios, Jourhal of Forensic Social Work, vol. 2, iss. 1, pp. 69-71.
  • Kindle, P. A., Delavega, E., (2012), Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition, Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Karger, H. J., Kindle, P. A., (2012), Religion and Social Welfare Policy, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 1, pp. 37-54.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book A Revolution Down on the Farm: The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929 by Paul K. Conkin, Contemporary Rural Social Work, vol. 3.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book Those Who Work, Those Who Don't: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America by Jennifer Sherman, Journal of Rural Social Sciences, vol. 26, iss. 3, pp. 220-222.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground by Jeffrey Ostler, American Indian Quarterly, vol. 35, iss. 4, pp. 609-611.
  • Kindle, P. A., DiNitto, D. M., Johnson, D. H., (2011), Preventing Poverty: Education and Employment Policy, Pearson, iss. 1st, pp. 195-219.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book Is There Anything Good About Men? How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men by R. F. Baumeister, The New Social Worker, vol. 18, iss. 4, p. 29.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of Social Work Practice with Men at Risk by Rich Furman, Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 21, iss. 4, pp. 488-489.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book American Dream Dying: The Changing Economic Lot of the Least Advantaged by Peter D. McClelland, Families in Society, vol. 92, iss. 0.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book The Dynamics of Family Policy: Analysis and Advocacy by A. K. J. Butterfield, C. J. Rocha, & W. H. Butterfield, The New Social Worker, vol. 18, iss. 2, pp. 26-27.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2011), Review of the book Jane Addams: Spirit in Action by Louise Knight, The New Social Worker, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. 26-27.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2010), Review of the book Hollowing out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America, Journal of Rural Social Sciences, vol. 25, iss. 3, pp. 267-269.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2010), Review of the book So You Think I Drive a Cadillac: Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and Its Reform by Karen Seccombe, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. 38-39.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2010), Student Perceptions of Financial Literacy: Relevance to Practice, Journal of Social Service Research, vol. 36, iss. 5, pp. 470-481.
  • Kindle, P. A., DiNitto, D. M., (2010), Preventing Poverty: Education and Employment Policy, Allyn & Bacon, pp. 326-365.
  • Kindle, P. A., Cummins, L. K., (2010), Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Popple and Leighninger The Policy-Based Profession, Allyn & Bacon, pp. 1-59.
  • Karger, H. J., Kindle, P. A., (2009), Religion and Social Welfare Policy, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 6, pp. 40-60.
  • Kindle, P. A., Colby, I., (2008), School Selection Preferences of Public and Private University MSW Students: A Retrospective Study, Joural of Social Work Education, vol. 44, iss. 3, pp. 97-113.
  • Karger, H. J., Midgley, J., Kindle, P. A., Brown, c. B., (2008), Controversial Issues in Social Policy (Korean Edition), Shinjeong Publishing, iss. 3.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2008), Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., vol. 4, iss. 1, pp. 343-361.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2007), Policy Update, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 5b, pp. PU-1 to PU-44.
  • Karger, H. J., Midgley, J., Kindle, P. A., Brown, C. B., (2006), Controversial Issues in Social Policy (edited book), Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 3.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2006), Is the War on Drugs Effective? Yes, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 3, pp. 64-69.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2006), Assessing Power and Control Differentials: Understanding Dysfunctional Agency from the Client’s Perspective, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 93-104.
  • Kindle, P. A., Erich, S., (2005), Perceptions of Social Support among Heterosexual and Homosexual Adopters, Families in Society, vol. 86, iss. 4, pp. 541-546.
  • Karger, H. J., Kindle, P. A., (2005), Religion and Social Welfare Policy, Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, iss. 5, pp. 38-57.
  • Kindle, P. A., (2005), Self-reflective Helping: Foucaultian Insights on Helping and Power Dynamics, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, vol. 11, iss. 2, pp. 1-8.
  • Erich, S., Leung, P., Kindle, P. A., (2005), A Comparative Analysis of Adoptive Family Functioning with Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Parents and Their Children, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, vol. 1, iss. 4, pp. 43-60.
  • Erich, S., Leung, P., Kindle, P. A., Carter, S., (2005), Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Families: An Exploratory Study of Family Functioning, Adoptive Child’s Behavior, and Familial Support Networks, Journal of Family Social Work, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 17-32.
Awards and Honors:
  • Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award, School of Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2014
  • Nominee, Oustanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Participant, Eighth Annual Institute on Aging and Social Work, National Institute on Aging, 2011