Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

South Dakota State University, Ph.D. in Animal Sciences

West Virginia University, M.S. in Agriculture 

West Virginia University, B.S. in Agriculture 

Additional Information

Chip Poland joined Dickinson State in September 2006 and serves as Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies. In this role, Dr. Poland supervises the academic department and the DSU rodeo program. Additionally, he holds a 50 percent academic appointment as a professor of agriculture. Poland also serves on the Provost’s Academic Advisory Council and is co-chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee. Poland active in the Dickinson community as a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and is the current president of the Dickinson Rotary Club. Before accepting his position at Dickinson State, Poland was an Area Livestock Specialist for North Dakota State University for 12 years, headquartered at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Animal Sciences at West Virginia University. Poland earned an Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture from Potomac State College, a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Master of Agriculture from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from South Dakota State University.