Western Dakota Technical College Learn. Do. Now.

Apply Now Schedule a Tour Visit Us Request Info Chat Online

Faculty and Staff Directory

Mandy Hertel

Program Director - General Education - Social Science

(605) 718-2935

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Educational Psychology at Capella University

Mandy Hertel is the Western Dakota Technical College Social Science Program Director overseeing Sociology and Economics. She started as a Sociology and Psychology Instructor at the college in 2012.

Hertel has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology from Black Hills State University and
a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Capella University.

Prior to her career as an instructor, Hertel spent 16 years dedicated to helping people with disabilities overcome adversity and reach life goals. This included direct support, case management, and director positions.

In 2021, Hertel received the inaugural American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Impact to Technical Education Award.

Hertel is a proud alumni of Leadership Rapid City and a founding member of the Rapid City Day of Excellence, Inc.

Back to Directory

Join the Conversation

Connect with Western Dakota Technical College

facebook logo instagram logo snapchat logo x logo youtube logo 

Website Powered By PageFramer, Development By Robert Sharp & Associates