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History Department Hosts Lecture on Careers

photo of elyssa ford. Elyssa Ford, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University, will deliver a lecture on potential careers in public history.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of History hosts Elyssa Ford, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University for a discussion of careers in history on March 16 at 3 p.m. in East Hall room 111.

Ford, who earned her doctorate at Arizona State University, will discuss careers in public history and museum studies. Her lecture is titled, “What Can I Do With a History Degree? Careers in Public History.”

The event is free and open to the public.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News