Undergraduate degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota
Graduate fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Charles Frank Morsman Endocrine Fellowship
Ph.D. in Anatomy from University of Nebraska Medical Center
Associate Professor of Anatomy in Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine (1981 to present; Tenured in 1982)
Previously served as the Acting Chairman, Department of Anatomy (1991 to 1992) and Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Sanford School of Medicine (1976 to 1981)
Assistant Instructor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center (1972 to 1976)
Serves as an advisory member on a variety of Sanford School of Medicine committees, councils and taskforces
Co-Director, Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2006 to present
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine, School Liaison, 2000 to present
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), Chief Executive Proctor for Sanford School of Medicine, 1998 to present
Member, Benedictine Health Foundation and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Student Scholarship Committee, 2000 to present
Coordinator, Avera Health Medical Student Scholarship Committee, 2007 to present
Previously served on councils and committees for Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Association of American Medical Colleges and LCME
Delivered over 30 presentations and numerous abstracts and publications in print
AOA Inductee – Faculty Member – May, 2010.
Outstanding Service Award – April, 2008. Presented by the Central Group on Student Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Star Quilt Presentation - October, 1997. Honored by the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Tribal Council for Mentorship and other efforts in helping Native American Students adapt to the University Community.
Basic Science Teacher of the Year – 1992 to 1993. Sanford School of Medicine. Presented by the Class of 1995. Awarded, December, 1992.
Professor of the Year – 1982 to 1983. Sanford School of Medicine. Presented by the Class of 1986. Awarded, April, 1984.