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.

Master of Social Work. University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work. Political concentration. May 2007.

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. 

Professional Associations
Association for Baccalaureate Program Directors
Association for Community Organizatino and Social Action
Association for Psychological Science
Council on Social Work Education
Financial Capability and Asset Building Coalition
Influencing Social Policy
JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy - South Dakota
National Rural Social Work Caucus
Society for Social Work and Research
Social Welfare Research Consortium
Honors and Awards
Faculty Research on Teaching Effectiveness in Policy Award, Influencing Social Policy, St Louis, Missouri, 2018
Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Atlanta, Georgia, 2018
Outstanding Faculty Award for Distinguished Service, School of Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 2018
Policy Fellow, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 2017
Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2015
Awarded Course Redesign Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of South Dakota, 2014
Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Research Award, School of Health Sciences, 2014
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
Selected for 8th Annual Institute on Aging and Social Work, National Institute on Aging, 2011-2012
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