Professor in the Department of History
Dr. Sean J. Flynn, professor of history and political science, has taught with DWU since 1999. He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Arts degrees from Texas Tech University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from South Dakota State University. He has been awarded the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Teaching Excellence Award and the Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence Award. He has written four books, including "Without Reservation: Benjamin Reifel and American Indian Acculturation" (Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society Press, 2018), a biography of South Dakota's only American Indian congressperson; and "Chief, Marine Corps Warrior" (2003), a military biography of Flynn's father, a decorated aviator and Korean War POW and one of the few pilots of American Indian descent to fly combat missions in World War II and Korea.