Learning & Leadership Research

Drive impactful research in learning and leadership, cultivating essential skills and making a positive impact in communities and the workforce as a leader.

The University of South Dakota is committed to research in the fields of learning and leadership, where our campus is exploring innovative learning approaches and the cultivation of essential leadership skills. This research focus equips individuals with valuable insights and knowledge to excel as leaders in their chosen fields, making a positive impact in the workforce and contributing to the growth and success of organizations and communities.

Making an Impact

With expert faculty, incredible research opportunities and strong regional partnerships, USD's research centers foster academic excellence and spur economic growth.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the offices, facilities and centers that contribute to research in the areas of learning and leadership.
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Our programs are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provide opportunities for increased access and success in college.

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Head Start

Learn and grow in Head Start! We offer free early learning programs for expectant families and children up to age 5.

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South Dakota Area Health Education Center

We connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health.

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Research Opportunities

Find out more about the variety of research opportunities and resources available to students, faculty and staff.