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SDSU Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department
Agricultural Engineering (SAE) 109, SDSU
Box 2120
Brookings, SD 57007

605.688.5144 Email


Extension Responsibilities


  • Air Quality and Emissions.
  • Manure Management.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, University of Saskatchewan (2007)
  • B.E., Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, University of Saskatchewan (2002)


Erin Cortus is an assistant professor and environmental quality engineer at South Dakota State University. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where she eared a Ph.D. and B.E. in Agricultural Bioresource Engineering.

In 2011 she received the Dr. Sherwood and Elizabeth Berg Award for Promising Young Faculty Member. At SDSU she teaches agricultural waste management (AST/AS 463) and her research responsibilities include gas and dust emission measurement from livestock facilities, modeling gas production in livestock facilities and air quality environment in livestock facilities.

She serves as a science advisor on the National Pork Board Environmental Committee and as the domain editor for the Pork Information Gateway-Environmental Stewardship Domain.