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Emeriti Faculty

The title of Emeritus is a designation of distinction bestowed upon a retired faculty member who has held academic rank while serving in an academic, administrative or professional position or to a retired academic administrative staff member who has served in a position integral to the academic mission of the University.

Emeritus designation is a lifetime title honoring a retired faculty or academic administrative staff member as having demonstrated a distinguished professional career and as having made significant contributions to the University.

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2020

2019

2018

2017

Brian Kaatz
Professor and Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

2016

2015

April Brooks
Professor Emerita of Political Science

2014

Colonel Jeff Boulware
Professor Emeritus of Aviation Education

Tom Cheesbrough
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Microbiology

2013

Alfred Andrawis
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

2012

2011

David Gleim
Dean Emeritus of the Briggs Library

Elizabeth Gorham
Associate Professor Emerita of Extension Family Resource Management

Jerry Jorgensen
Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theatre and Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences

Diane Rickerl
Professor Emerita of Plant Science and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

2010

Norman Gambill
Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts

John Ruffolo
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Microbiology

2009

Nancy Wheeler
Assistant Professor Emerita of Communication Studies and Theatre

2008

Michael Garnos
Professor Emeritus of Education

Yadhu Singh
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Emeritus

James Smolik
Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

2007

Robert Kohl
Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

Richard Whalen
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Microbiology

2006

Kenneth Higgins
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

2005

Joseph Faltemier
Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

Corliss Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Music

Charles Lamberton
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Mary Perpich
Associate Professor Emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication 

Anthony Richter
Professor Emeritus of German

Kenneth Yocum
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics

2004

Hassan Ghazi
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

David Hilderbrand
Dean of Graduate School, Research and Sponsored Programs and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

Clair Stymiest
Associate Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

Jan Vandever
Professor Emerita of Mathematics

2003

Jerry Ferguson
Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theatre

Clark Hanson
Professor Emeritus of Education

James L. Johnson
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theatre

John E. Miller
Professor Emeritus of History

Donald Peterson
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Gary Steinley
Professor Emeritus of Education and Counseling

Larry Tidemann
Director Emeritus of the Cooperative Extension Service

2002

Mary Ellen Aamot
Professor Emerita of Cooperative Extension Service

Clara J. Ayers
Professor Emerita of Mathematics

Joye Billow
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Emerita

Charles C. Clever
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

John Grove
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

William Jensen
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Danny Lattin
Professor and Dean Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy

Richard Lee
Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication

Charles McMullen
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Microbiology

Helen N. Morgan
Professor Emerita of Visual Arts

2001

Virgil Ellerbruch
Dean and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Paul D. Evenson
Professor of Plant Science and Statistics Emeritus

Howard (Rocky) Gilbert
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Richard C. Howard
Emeritus Assistant Professor of the Cooperative Extension Service

James R. Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

George W. Libal
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

David S. Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Dale L. Reeves
Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

2000

Rodney Bell
Professor Emeritus of History

Gerald Bergum
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Gary Chappell
Professor and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences Emeritus

Herbert E. Cheever
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Science Emeritus

Darrell DeBoer
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Mary Fleming
Emeritus Extension EFNEP Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality

Kenneth Hillner
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

David Piersel
Professor Emeritus of Music

James E. Powers
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy

Robert Rose
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality Emeritus

Jerry Sorensen
Professor Emeritus of Electronics Engineering Technology

1999

Shu Tung Chu
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

William J. Costello
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

John Haertel
Professor of Biology and Microbiology Emeritus

Lois Haertel
Professor of Biology and Microbiology Emeritus

M. Nadim Hassoun
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Harry Hecht
Professor Emeritus of Education

Raymond Hopponen
Professor and Dean and Emeritus of Pharmacy

Charles Lingren
Professor Emeritus of Education

Maurice Monahan
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics

Dwayne Rollag
Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Duane Sander
Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

1998

Robert Gartner
Professor Emeritus of Range Science

Henry Gehrke Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

William Kamps
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Ivan Palmer
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leo Spinar
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lois Widvey
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education

1997

Robert Broschat
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics

Darrell Jensen
Professor of Education/Dean of Education and Counseling Emeritus

Paul Koepsell
Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gene Murra
Professor Emeritus of Economics

John Romans
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Rolland Rue
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Robert Wagner
Distinguished Regental Professor Emeritus/President Emeritus

1996

Milo Bryn
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics

Royce Emerick
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Donald Kenefick
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science and Biochemistry

Ardelle Lundeen
Professor Emerita of Economics

James O. Pedersen
Professor of Education/Dean of General Registration Emeritus

A. Leon Raney
Professor/Dean of Libraries Emeritus

Eleanor Schwab
Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Donald Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Economics

William Lee Tucker
Ag. Experiment Station Statistician/Professor Emeritus of Math/Stats

Mary Wagner
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

1995

George Buchenau
Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

Chen-Ho Chen
Professor of Biology/Microbiology Emeritus

G. Robert Durland
Professor of Agricultural Engineering Emeritus

Harry Greenbaum
Professor of Economics Emeritus

Wayne Knabach
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Keith Morrill
Associate Professor of Biology/Microbiology Emeritus

Gerald Myers
Professor of Biology/Microbiology Emeritus

Paul D. Prashar
Professor of Horticulture Emeritus

Darwin Walker
Professor Emeritus of Music

1994

Merritt Bates
Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages

Warren Hatfield
Professor Emeritus of Music

Marion Heusinkveld
Professor Emeritus of General Engineering

Bernard Hietbrink
Dean/Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jay Richardson
Professor Emeritus of Human Development/Child and Family Studies

Marilyn Richardson
Associate Professor Emerita of HPER

Signe Stuart
Professor Emerita of Visual Arts

Jerry Yarbrough
Professor Emeritus of English

1993

Dean Dybing
Adjunct Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

Lloyd H. Hansen
Extension Program Development Coordinator Emeritus

Norman Iden
Associate Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages

Raymond Moore
SD Agricultural Experiment Station Director Emeritus

Evelyn Peterson
Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Ruth Redhead
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Foreign Languages

Harold Widvey
Professor Emeritus of Communication Theatre

John Wiersma
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Paul Witherington
Professor Emeritus of English

1992

Joseph Bonneman
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Hans Graetzer
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Beth Hanson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Burruss McDaniel
Professor of Plant Science Emeritus

Donald C. Moore
Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Gary Omodt
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1991

Kenneth Christianson
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Clarence Denton
Professor Emeritus of Communication Theatre

George Duffey
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Maurice Horton
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Benjamin Kantack
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Clayton Knofczynski
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Beverly Lundberg
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Robert Pengra
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology

William Wadsworth
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

1990

Ruth Alexander
Professor Emeritus of English

Leonard Benning
Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics

Burton Brage
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

J. Duane Colburn
Associate Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Delwyn Dearborn
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Lyle Derscheid
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

James Dornbush
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Elizabeth Easton
Associate Professor Emeritus of Extension

Harry Forsyth
Professor Emeritus of HPER

Merle Gunsalus
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Extension

Felix Hsia
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Foster Kerr
Water Resources Specialist Emeritus

Quentin Kingsley
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Clyde Kirkbride
Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Science

William Lytle
Associate Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering

Cleon Mankin
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Edward Meyer
Professor Emeritus of Speech

Phil Plumart
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Everett White
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Edward Williamson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Leon Wood
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Prior to 1990

Wallace Aanderud
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Dwight Adams
Professor Emeritus of Military Science

Herbert Allen
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Arthur Anderson
Professor Emeritus, Extension Economist

Glenn Appleton
Professor Emeritus, General Engineering

Harold Bailey
Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus/Distinguished Professor of Higher Education

James Bailey
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Roscoe Baker
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Dairy Science

Allen Barnes
Dean Emeritus

Emery Bartle
Associate Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science

Sherwood Berg
President Emeritus

Charles Blazey
Professor Emeritus of Health Science

Boyd Bonzer
Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Hilton Briggs
President Emeritus, Distinguished Professor of Agriculture Emeritus

Mary Margaret Brown
Professor Emerita of English

James Bruce
Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Wesley Bugg
Director Emeritus of Finance

Leon Bush
Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

C. Wendell Carlson
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Paul Carson
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Charles Cecil
Instructor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication

Raymond Chapman
Dean Emeritus of Student Personnel

Douglas Chittick
Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

D.J. Cline
Associate Professor Emerita of Journalism

Ralph Cline
Extension Agronomist Emeritus

Zora Colburn
Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality

Paul Collins
Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks

Geraldine Crabbs
Associate Professor Emerita of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Francis Crandall
Extension

Ima Crisman
Extension

Dorothy Deethardt
Professor Emerita of Food Research

Henry DeLong
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering

Christian Dinkel
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

Arthur Dracy
Professor Emeritus of Biological Engineering

Richard Edie
Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts

Lawrence Embry
Professor Emeritus of Animal and Range Sciences

A. Duane Evenson
Professor Emeritus Journalism

Duane Everett
Professor Emeritus of Education

Ralph Felberg
Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics

Lawrence Fine
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Ruth Foreman
Professor Emerita of English

Wayne Gardner
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Ardyce Gilbert
Dean Emerita of Home Economics, Professor Emerita of Home Education

Guilford Gross
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy

Louise Guild
Associate Professor Emerita of Nutrition and Food Science

Magnhild Greb
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Andrew Halvorson
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Nelle Hartwig
Professor Emeritus of Biology

J.P. Hendrickson
Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Evelyn Hollen
Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality

Ilverine Holter
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Wayne Hoogestraat
Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theatre

Ervin Huether
Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Ernest Hugghins
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Canute Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Elmer Johnson
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Genevieve Johnson
Professor Emerita of Nursing

LeRoy Johnson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape Parks

Leslie Kamstra
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Galen Kelsey
Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics

Raymond Kinch
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Darlien Klug
Assistant Professor Emerita of Library

Paul Kohler
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

William Kohlmeyer
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

LaVerne Kortan
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

J. Howard Kramer
Professor Emeritus of Education

Albert Kranzler
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Ruth Kranzler
Professor Emerita of Human Development, Consumer and Sciences

Ruth Laird
Associate Professor Emerita of Journalism

Lorys Larson
Professor Emeritus of Civil And Environmental Engineering

James (Tex) Lewis
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Raymond Linder
Professor Emeritus of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Lillian Lund
Professor Emerita of Textiles, Clothing, and Interior Design

Richard Luther
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Mary Frances Lyle
Professor Emerita of Extension

Jack Marken
Professor Emeritus of English

Dean Martin
Associate Professor Emeritus of Horticulture

J. Walter McCarty
Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

William C. McCone
Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Nellie McLaughlin
Extension

Donald McRoberts
Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Bruce Miller
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Joe A. Minyard
Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Dennis Moe
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering

Walter Morgan
Professor Emeritus of Biology, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

Victor Myers
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Engineering

Clatus Nagel
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Gorman Nelson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Gretchen Nelson
Assistant Professor Emerita of Library

Joy Nelson
Instructor Emerita of Nursing

James O’Connell
Extension Specialist Emeritus

Ella Ollenburg
Professor Emerita of Extension

Oscar Olson
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Kenneth Ostroot
Professor Emeritus of Extension

Darrell Pahl
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Francis Paradise
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Floyd Parker
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Wilford Paynter
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Extension

Marvin Petersen
Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering

Ronald Peterson
Professor Emeritus of Horticulture

Kenneth Redman
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacognosy

R. Milton Rich
Director Emeritus of Continuing Adult Education

Marvin Riley
Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

Glenn Robinson
Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

James Ross
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Paul Royer
Professor Emeritus of Music

Cecil Sanderson
Professor Emeritus of Extension

John Sandfort
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Howard Sauer
Professor Emeritus of Rural Sociology

Marvin Scholten
Professor Emeritus of Education

Alice Semeniuk
Professor Emerita of Textiles, Clothing, and Interior Design

George Semeniuk
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science and Microbiology

D. Boyd Shank
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Fred C. Shubeck
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Cora Sivers
Associate Professor Emerita of Textiles Research

Louis Skubic
Professor Emeritus of General Engineering

Limen Smythe
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Arthur Sogn
Associate Professor of Economics Extension Emeritus

Kenneth Spurgeon
Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science

Lawrence Stine
Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and Theatre, Director
Emeritus of Theatre, Associate Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences

Dorothy Stoflet
Professor Emerita of Textiles, Clothing and Interior Design

Junis Storry
Dean and Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Amdahl Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Windsor Straw
Professor Emeritus of Journalism

Harry Svec
Assistant Professor Emeritus of General Engineering

Charles Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Biology

John E. Thompson
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Alfred Trump
Director and Archivist Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Library

Vivian Volstorff
Dean Emerita of Women, Professor Emerita of History

Richard Wahlstrom
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Animal Science

G. Harvey Wakeman
Assistant Professor Emeritus of General Engineering

Florence Walder
Manager Emerita of Professional Personnel

Robert Walstrom
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Victor Webster
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Darrell Wells
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Woodrow Wentzey
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Journalism

Frederick Westin
Professor Emeritus of Plant Science

Eugene Whitehead
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Perry Williams
Professor Emeritus of Physics

Warren Williamson
Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Rena Wills
Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality

Lloyd Wilson
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