Alan Neville

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Alan Neville
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Professor of Education

School of Education
School of Education
Teacher Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
Leadership and Administration (MSEd Online)
Educational Studies (MSEd)

Doctor of Education, University of South Dakota

Master of Education, South Dakota State University

Bachelor of Music, University of South Dakota


Dr. Alan Neville joined NSU's faculty in 2002.


Personal Site


Courses Taught

EDER 415/515 Educational Assessment

EDFN 475/575 Human Relations

INED 411/511 South Dakota Indian Studies



NSU Project Director for the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) grant from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education

NSU Faculty Senate, past president, vice president, and secretary

South Dakota Commission on Teaching & Learning, appointed member

South Dakota Department of Education Mentor Development Team, appointed member



Neville, A. L. & Outka, J. (2019). Educational Assessment: Using Student Learning Objectives to Promote Student Growth. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.


“Recognizing and celebrating Native American Day”, Edutopia, September 14, 2016


Review of the book, Sharing Our Pathways: Native Perspectives on Education in Alaska, in Teachers College Record, May 12, 2014


“The Diminishment of the Great Sioux Reservation: Treaties, Tricks, and Time”, Great Plains Quarterly, 33(4), 237-251, Fall 2013


Review of the book, Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom, in Teachers College Record, August 10, 2012


“Language Immersion in Just One Day,” Teaching Tolerance, February 7, 2012


“Field Trips Help Make Learning Last”, Teaching Tolerance, October 6, 2011


Textbook reviewer for James H. McMillan’s Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction, Allyn & Bacon. (2011)


“University Partnership Offers Win for All Students”, Teaching Tolerance, August 17, 2011


Professional Organizations

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), reviewer for 2013-2020 annual meetings

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), member

South Dakota Commission on Teaching & Learning, appointed member

South Dakota Council for Higher Education (COHE), member (past state officer)

South Dakota Department of Education Mentoring Development Team

South Dakota Education Association (SDEA), past elected member of Board of Directors (2011-2014) and Budget Committee


Involvement at NSU

Academic Affairs, current appointed member

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations Review Committee

Council for Higher Education (COHE), co-president

Faculty Senate past president, past president-elect and past secretary

Institutional Agreement Management Committee (IAMCOM), member

Co-author of NSU Workload Policy (January 2012) and NSU Standards Document (August 2014)

Promotion & Tenure Committee, past elected member

School of Education, Year-Long Residency Committee, Graduate Leadership & Administration Committee, committee chair for faculty searches