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Release Date Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Price Named Dean of Graduate Education at SD Mines

Maribeth Price, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Education at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

RAPID CITY, SD (April 6, 2017) – Maribeth Price, Ph.D., has been named Dean of Graduate Education at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Price became a professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Mines in 1995. She has served as both the department chair and the graduate program coordinator.

Price is an expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology. She is author of the peer-reviewed textbook Mastering ArcGIS, now in its seventh edition. Her curriculum vitae includes over 100 funded research and academic projects, publications, presentations, supervised student research, and awards and honors.

“Dr. Price has the combination of research experience and commitment to graduate students that will continue to strengthen the graduate programs at Mines," said Mines President Heather Wilson. "She is well respected and will be a great addition to the university leadership team.”

Price was born in Portsmouth, Va., in 1963. She graduated from Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1981. In 1985 she received a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Dartmouth College. She went on to Princeton University to complete her master’s in geosciences in 1989 and Ph.D. in geosciences in 1995. Price has two daughters aged 20 and 25, one in grad school in Pennsylvania and one in college in Montana.

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About SD Mines

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

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