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USD Professor Elected to National Social Work Board

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VERMILLION, S.D. -- Peter A. Kindle, assistant professor at the University of South Dakota Department of Social Work, has been elected to the national board of directors for the organization Influencing Social Policy.

The organization, formed in 1997, helps faculty and students to effectively influence the creation, implementation and evaluation of policy and legislation related to social work and social work issues.

Kindle, Ph.D., CPA, LMSW, earned a doctorate in social work from the University of Houston. He joined the faculty at USD in 2010.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


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