Education

  • 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

Career Highlights

  • 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)

Service Highlights

  • 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 Careers in Medicine, School Liaison, 2000 to present
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 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

Honor Highlights

  • 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.