Clinical Education Coordinator/ Athletic Training Preceptor/ Professor in the Athletic Training Program
Dr. Lana Loken, athletic training clinical education coordinator and professor of athletic training, joined the Dakota Wesleyan athletic training staff in 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University, a Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, and an Education Doctorate from the University of South Dakota. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association where she serves as district representative, and is a past president of South Dakota Athletic Trainer’s Association, where she is a current member. Loken received the Faculty Professional Excellence Award in 2011 and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Athletic Training Service Award in 2014. She has also served as the Board of Trustees faculty representative, as the chairwoman of the Education Policies and Curriculum Committee, and served on the General Education Committee, Faculty Relations Committee, and the biology assistant/associate professor search committee. She also volunteers for the Mitchell Area Salvation Army Angel Tree and Mitchell Exchange Club.