VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota announced that Amy Schweinle, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Counseling and Psychology of Education, will become the new Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the School of Education.
A new position at the School of Education, Schweinle’s primary responsibilities will include increasing the capacity for research by mentoring faculty and assisting with research collaborations, data initiatives and funding.
“The School of Education is committed to developing professionals across a wide range of fields who are committed to lifelong learning and best practice,” said Schweinle.
Schweinle started at USD in 2003 as an assistant professor before becoming chair of the Division of Counseling and Education Psychology in Education in 2013.
School of Education Dean Donald Easton-Brooks spoke highly of Schweinle’s new role.
“Dr. Schweinle’s leadership in research and graduate programs will move us to a level of rigor and research success that will enhance the scholarship and graduate student experience,” said Easton-Brooks. “She comes with a wealth of knowledge, experiences and ability to collaborate across the USD campus, state, country and internationally.”
Schweinle said she is excited for her next steps at USD. “The USD community is a tight-knit group of amazing professionals. We have committed faculty and dedicated students. I enjoy coming to work because of the people I get to work with,” said Schweinle.