TitleAssociate Professor/Director of Clinical Education
Mailing AddressRoom M425
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-0401
BiographyMary Reinesch is currently the Director of Clinical Education for the Respiratory Care Program. Currently she teaches in the classroom, labs, has advising for new student and manages clinical time. Mary started with the program when it opened at Dakota State University in 1980. This was a new college program because prior education had been completed in hospital-based programs. In 1985 Mary moved into the Director of Clinical Education as she serves today. Many changes have occurred over the years which has made the program stronger.
Mary graduated from Sioux Valley Hospital Respiratory Care program in 1978. She then started work at McKennan hospital as a Shift Supervisor until 1980 when Mary started teaching for Dakota State University. In 1987 Mary graduated from Augustana College with a BS in Education and Biology. Mary has served in many roles on a professional level both in the State Society for Respiratory Care and at the national level in the American Association for Respiratory Care.