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USD Social Work assistant professor elected to national board

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Peter A. Kindle, Ph.D., CPA, LMSW, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD). BPD is a national organization that represents the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work.

“We are proud and pleased that Peter is being recognized by his peers for his leadership and willingness to serve on the national stage, said Dr. Jay Memmott, Chair of the Social Work department at the University of South Dakota.

Kindle received his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Houston. He has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Social Work at the University of South Dakota since 2010. A photo of Kindle is available for download at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News