Professional Service

National Rural Social Work Caucus

Treasurer, National Rural Social Work Caucus, 2016-present
Social Research Policy Committee, National Rural Social Work Caucus, 2014 to present. Chair since 2015-2016. Member, 2016-present
Chair, 2015 Conference Committee, National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

Influencing Social Policy

Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee, Influencing Social Policy, 2017-2021
Member, Board of Directors, Influencing Social Policy (formerly Influencing State Policy), 2015-2022. Served on Finance Committee

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Treasurer, South Dakota Chapter, 2020
Member, Board of Directors, South Dakota Chapter, 2018 -2020

Council on Social Work Education

Accreditation Site Visitor, Commission on Accreditation, 2018 to 2020.
Councilor, Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, Council on Social Work Education, 2017-2020.
Co-Chair, Baccalaureate Track, Annual Program Meeting, 2017-2019
Macro-Guide National Task Force, Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work, Council on Social Work Education, 2017-2018

Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors

Board of Directors (at-large, non-program director representative), Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Inc., 2014-2019
Board liaison to Program Administration and Curriculum Development Committee
Board liaison to Publications and Communications Committee
Board liaison to Research Committee
BPD Awards Committee, 2016 


North Central Regional Representative, Board of Directors, Association for Community Organizing and Services Administration, 2017-2019.
Member, Resource Development Committee
Member, Governance Committee
Member, Communications and Website Committee

Editorial Boards

Contemporary Rural Social Work
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
Journal of Policy Practice and Research
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community
Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics
Research on Social Work Practice (SSCI)

Book Review Editor, Contemporary Rural Social Work and Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work

Co-Editor in Chief and Managing Editor, Perspectives on Social Work

Consulting Editor, Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Journal of Progressive Human Services, Families in Society
Book Review Staff, Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics

Consulting Editor or Regular Reviewer

Contemporary Rural Social Work
Critical Social Work
Families in Society (SSCI)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work
Journal of Social Work Education (SSCI)
Journal of Social Work Values & Ethics
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSCI)
Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Sociological Forum (SSCI)
Studies in Higher Education (SSCI)

Guest Reviewer
Adoption Quarterly
Australian Social Work
Cities: The International Journal on Urban Policy & Planning
Journal of Economic Psychology
Journal of Forensic Social Work
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
Perspectives on Social Work
Poverty & Public Policy
Social Work & Christianity
Social Work in Health Care
Teaching Educator
The Social Science Journal

Pre-Publication Book Reviewer
Using statistics to make inferences in the behavioral sciences, 2018. Oxford.
Fundamentals of social work research (3rd ed.), 2018. Sage.
Human services across open landscapes: Practicing social work in rural areas, 2015. Lyceum Books.

Federal Agencies Grant Reviews
Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, DHHS
Office of Community Services, DHHS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS

Professional Conference for Which I have Reviewed Submissions
Association for Baccalaureate Program Directors
Association for Psychological Science
American Psychological Society
Council on Social Work Education
Doctoral Student Social Work Research Symposium, University of Houston
Network for Social Work Management
Policy Conference 2.0
Social Welfare Action Alliance
University Service
Senator, School of Health Sciences, 2012-2016, 2021-2023
Student Affairs Committee, 2017-2023
Inaugural USD Faculty Ombudsperson, 2021-2022
UDiscover Subcommittee, CURCS, 2021
USD President, Council on Higher Education, USD chapter, and Member of South Dakota COHE Board, 2017-2021
Chair, Council for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, 2016-2020
Council for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, 2014-2020
School of Health Sciences Representative, University Assessment Committee, 2011-2017, 2018-2020
Honors Curriculum Review Committee, 2018
University Curriculum and Instruction Committee, 2016-2018
Faculty Sponsor, NAMI on Campus Student Organization, 2015 to 2017
Proficiency Exams Appeal, 2011-2016
Chair, U-Discover Subcommittee, CURCS, 2014-2016
Assessment Subcommittee, CURCS, 2015-2016
Secretary, University Senate, 2013-2016
Reviewer, U-Discover Subcommittee, CURCS, 2013
Rules Committee, University Senate, 2012-2013, 2014-2016
Coyote Mentor Program, 2011-2012

School of Health Science Service
SHS Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2020-2021.
SHS Workload Taskforce, 2019.
Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Committee, 2016-2018
Curriculum and Instruction Committee, 2011-2018
Nursing Faculty Search Committee, 2013
Health Science Faculty Search Committee, 2012

Department Service
BSSW Admissions Committee, 2019 to present
Chair, BSSW Assessment Committee, 2012 to present
BSSW Search Committee, 2019
Chair, BSSW Search Committee, 2016
Faculty Advisor, Social Work Club, 2011-2013
BSSW Admissions Committee, 2010-2012
Chair, Theoretical Framework Committee, 2010-2011

Community Service
Treasurer, JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy-South Dakota, 2013 to January 2019.
Clay County Poverty Task Force, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2014 to June 2015
Coordinator, Grant Writing Team, Vermillion Community Food Pantry, 2011 to August 2014
Board, Somali Bantu Foundation of Kansas, 2012-2014