Associate Professor, College of Nursing, South Dakota State University
Thomas E. Stenvig is a registered nurse and has been active in professional nursing association work throughout his career. A past president of the South Dakota Nurses Association, he also served eight years on the board of the American Nurses Association and was the second president of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is board certified in nursing administration at the advanced level, and is the recipient of numerous awards for professional work, including a fellowship from the Bush Foundation. He is currently an Associate Professor at South Dakota State University College of Nursing and teaches in both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Dr. Stenvig retired with the senior rank of captain from the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service, and later served as chair of the Department of Nursing at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Dr. Stenvig graduated with honors from Wayne State University College of Nursing and received a master’s in public health from the University of Hawaii. He later completed his doctoral research on the behaviors of nurses who immunize children and earned a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.