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University Senate

The USD University Senate is the faculty representative body for the University of South Dakota. The Senate has the responsibility to act as the voice of the faculty and helps to oversee university curriculum, student organizations and provides recommendations for graduation among other duties.

The senate and its leadership are in regular contact with representatives of the administration and serve on numerous university committees. These duties are performed within the scope of state law and Board of Regents policy.

Composition of the Faculty

The president, the academic deans, professors, professors emeriti, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, lecturers, senior lecturers, assistant librarians, associate librarians and librarians shall constitute the faculty of The University of South Dakota. Any person having academic tenure, not otherwise qualified, shall be considered a member of the faculty.

The university senate represents the faculty with one representative for each 15 faculty members who teach 50% or more, with at least one seat allotted to each college and school as well as the university library.

Faculty Senators

Get to know the faculty who serve as Faculty Senators. Katie Brust and Ally Feiner serve as Student Government Association representatives.
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Carole South-Winter

Assoc Prof HSAD
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Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chiesman Center
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Sara Lampert

Associate Professor
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Yuhlong Lio

Professor
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Hugh Britten

Associate Chair/Professor
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Travis Loof

Assistant Professor
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Mandy Williams

Associate Professor
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Amber Hansen

Assistant Professor
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Paul Lombardi

Associate Professor
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Luis Viquez

Assistant Professor
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John Dudley

Dean, Col of A&S
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Timmi Johnson

Health Science Librarian
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Kurt Hackemer

Provost/VPAA
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Mike Allgrunn

Professor
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Klaus Beckmann

Assistant Professor
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Drew Pickett

Assistant Professor
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Shana Cerny

Associate Professor
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Peter Kindle

Professor
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Regan Luken

Student Services Director
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Ranelle Nissen

Chair, Occupational Therapy
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Kory Zimney

Prog Director, PhD HS
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Gregory Brazeal

Assistant Professor
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Joyce Keifer

Professor
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Christine Pocha

Associate Professor
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Victoria Walker

Clinical Professor

Our work

Learn more about the work of the Faculty Senate below.

Faculty Constitution

The Faculty Constitution was approved with amendments by the University Senate and passed by a vote of the Faculty in 2012. View the full constitution below.

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