The mission of the Department of Social and Cultural Studies is to provide students with lifelong educational opportunities to better prepare them to participate actively in the world as productive, responsible, and creative individuals. The instructors strive to advance the comprehension of society, and explain and analyze human relationships, social and religious institutions, and the dynamics of social and historical trends and change.
In this role, Dr. Jami Huntsinger schedules classes and hires instructors for The Department of Social and Cultural Studies. She brings to this job a wide range of educational experiences and expertise to accomplish this task, as is evident in her degrees earned. They include,
- A Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico in 1997, with a focus on Modernist American and British and Native American Literatures, with language acquisition in Latin and French
- An M.A. in English from the University of South Dakota in 1989, with a focus in Early American and Native American Literatures, with an emphasis in philosophy, history, and French.
- A B.S. in English Education from the University of South Dakota, with a minor in Composite Social Sciences, including History, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science.
The following are positions that she held, preparing her for this position. She served as,
- Co-Chair of Chess
- Program Coordinator of English
- Program Coordinator of Social and Cultural Studies