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Monica Iverson

Monica Iverson



Delzell Education Center 111C

Phone: (605) 658-6645



Worked in K-12 education for almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator. Earned master's degree in special education in 1998. Earned doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with emphases in Special Education, Behavior Disorders, and Education Administration in May 2010 and began working in higher education in August of 2014.

Teaching Interests:

Special Education, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders, Behavior Management, Learning Disabilities, Special Education Inclusion Strategies, Transition, Family & Professional Collaboration

Research Interests:

At-risk youth, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Special Education Inclusion Strategies, Mental Health & Special Education, Virtual Special Education


  • EDD, Curriculum & Insruction, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • MA, Special Education, University of South Dakota, 1998
  • BA, Elementary Education, Mount Marty College, 1995

Licensures and Certifications:

  • South Dakota Educator Certificate/License, South Dakota Department of Education
  • Teacher Certificate, South Dakota Department of Education

Awards and Honors:

  • 20 Year Employment Pin, State of South Dakota, 2020
  • Professor of the Game, Academic Affairs, 2020
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, USD School of Education, 2019
  • Nominee - Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2019
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching Nominee, USD School of Education, 2018
  • Nominee - Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016


  • Sweeney, William, Iverson, Monica K., . SAFMEDS Instruction Combined With Precision Teaching Measurement, An Alternative To Traditional Content Quizzes In Higher Education: Modeling & Practicing Data Collection & Analysis. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) National Conference, San Diego, CA. (May 28, 2018)
  • Sweeney, William J., Iverson, Monica, Wiebers, Abigail C., Jorgensen, Jennifer L.. Using SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching measurement as an alternative formative assessment approach for building content fluency in university coursework: Three years of class wide data.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Denver, Colorado. (May 27, 2017)