Doctor of Philosophy. University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, 2009. Dissertation: Financial literacy and social work: Questions of competence and relevance. Committee: Ira Colby (chair), Patrick Leung, and Meredith Delk.
Social Work. University of Houston,
Graduate College of Social Work. Political concentration. May
Master of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Psychology. University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2002.Thesis: Adult cognitive development and the Need for Cognition Scale: Identifying adults most likely to develop characteristics of postformal thought. Committee: Kyna Shelley (chair) and Lynn Tillman-Dowdy.
Masters of Divinity. Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1986.
Bachelors of Business Administration. University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1977.
JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy - South Dakota
National Rural Social Work Caucus
Financial Capability and Asset Building Coalition
Association for Baccalaureate Program DirectorsCouncil on Social Work Education
Association for Psychological Science
Selected for 8th Annual Institute on Aging and Social Work, National Institute on Aging, 2011-2012
Honors and Awards
Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2013
Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Health Sciences, 2013