Sean J. Flynn

Sean J. Flynn

Sean J. Flynn, a graduate of South Dakota State University, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Texas Tech University. Since 1999, he has served as professor of history at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was awarded the United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Teaching Excellence Award and the Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence.

A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flynn is a descendant of the Lakota leader Spotted Tail. In addition to articles on American Indian history, his publications include Chief, Marine Corps Warrior: The Life of John P. “Pat” Flynn, Jr., a biography of his father, one of the few American Indian aviators to fly combat missions in World War II and Korea.