Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

Scott Ahola, associate director for the E.Y. Berry Library, was recently elected as the vice president/president elect of the South Dakota Library Association. The SDLA is a statewide organization representing libraries, library employees,library trustees, and library supporters. SDLA provides leadership and educational opportunities, and supports its members in meeting the challenges of providing quality library service to all South Dakotans.

Dr. Christian Nsiah, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Chen Wu, assistant professor of economics, were recently informed that the paper they co-authored with another colleague “An Investigation of U.S. States High-Tech, Low-Tech, and Total Manufacturing Performance in Asia” has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Economics, Missouri Valley Economics Association (MVEA). 

Dr. David Creamean, English professor,
was recently named to the South Dakota Humanities Council Board of Directors. The S.D. Humanities Council is a statewide non-profit that promotes and supports the exchange of ideas to foster a thoughtful and engaged society.

A paper by Dr. David Crawford, associate professor of accounting, titled “Exploring a Study Abroad Option for the Accounting Curriculum” was accepted for inclusion in the American Accounting Association Midwestern Region’s meeting held recently.