Peterson named prof of year by USD Greek Community Doug Peterson, associate professor of psychology at The University of South Dakota, was awarded Professor of the Year by the members of the Greek Community at USD.
He was recognized for his enthusiasm both inside and outside the classroom.
"I was both surprised and honored. The fact they would even nominate me and select me is an honor," Peterson said. "I have been very impressed by the level of students (of the USD Greek Community) and speak highly of their involvement above and beyond what is on campus."
The award is given to a professor that an individual or chapter nominated for passion and enthusiasm in the education profession, according to Greek Advisor Genevieve Evans Taylor.
"The Greek Community felt Peterson strives for fairness to all students and makes time to individually assist students with their academic or personal endeavors," she said.
Evans Taylor said the Greek Community noted Peterson's outstanding attributes are his willingness to do whatever it takes to help students understand the material and insuring that they are using all possible resources to profit from their educational experiences.
Kyle Neuberger of Watertown and Jacquelyn Dice of Mitchell were selected as Greek Man and Woman of the Year for showing outstanding leadership and service to the chapter, the Greek Community and the University.