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Release Date Friday, July 29, 2022

South Dakota Mines Selects New Head for Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Kyle Knight is the new head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota Mines.

Kyle Knight, Ph.D., has been selected as the new head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota Mines.

Knight comes to Mines from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he was an associate professor of sociology and served as chair of the Department of Sociology.

He received his B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. He is an environmental sociologist who has published numerous research articles on topics relating to the human dimensions of environmental problems.

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mines is home to the university’s bachelor of science degree Science, Technology, and Society and the associate of arts in general studies degree. The department also provides study in the fields of art, art history, communication, foreign languages, humanities, literature, music, philosophy and western civilization. The curriculum uses a broad-based approach, often developing valuable linkages between the humanities and the science, engineering and technical fields that Mines students enter after graduation.


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, mike.ray@sdsmt.edu

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