Identifier

UA 53.24

Dates

1984-2010

Extent

4.42 linear feet (4 records center boxes, 1 document case) moving image materials, sound recordings, photographs

Abstract

MaryJo Benton Lee has held many positions at SDSU including teaching and administrative. She was diversity coordinator for the College of Engineering and co-founder and coordinator of the SDSU-Flandreau Indian School Success Academy. This collection is composed mainly of materials related to the Promotional Techniques for Engineers class developed in 1987.

Historical Note

Adjunct Professor Dr. Lee worked for five years as a newspaper reporter in the Washington, D.C. area, covering issues ranging from urban hunger to teen pregnancy. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology, with a minor in Asian studies, from South Dakota State University. During her 25 years at SDSU, she has held a number of positions, both teaching and administrative, most recently that of diversity coordinator for the College of Engineering. She is also the co-founder and the coordinator of the SDSU-Flandreau Indian School Success Academy, an early and intensive college preparatory program for American Indian high school students. She has been an exchange professor and visiting scholar at Yunnan Normal University, People's Republic of China.

Dr. Lee's first book was Ethnicity, Education and Empowerment: How Minority Students in Southwest China Construct Identities. Her second book is Ethnicity Matters: Rethinking How Black, Hispanic and Indian Students Prepare for and Succeed in College.

Content Notes

This collection is composed mainly of materials related to the Promotional Techniques for Engineers class which Benton Lee developed with Dean of Engineering Ernest Buckley in 1987. Material consists of general files for the class including lecture notes, class notebooks, and audio-visual material. Also included are personal files from 1992-2010 and cover Benton Lee's years as a graduate assistant for the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and diversity coordinator for the College of Engineering.

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Language

English

Publisher

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Rights

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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