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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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CTL Fellows

Dakota State University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Fellows serve as student liaisons that act as student observers for faculty, help guide the work of the center, plan programs designed to serve students, and assist with various office tasks.
Wendy Romero

Wendy Romero

Associate Professor / DAD Program Coordinator

Department

College of Arts and Sciences

Education

M.F.A., Georgia Southern University (Terminal Degree)
B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Biography

Professor Wendy Romero is an Associate Professor of Art and Design (DAD) and the Program Coordinator for Digital Arts and Design. While she is rather new to DSU, coming on board in 2018, she has been teaching since 2004. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Georgia Southern University.

Professor Romero is passionate about engaging students in the classroom and focuses much of her efforts on offering active and experiential learning for her students. She is also involved in general education all the way through DAD program coursework. She has a wealth of knowledge in assessment and is actively engaged in student success here at DSU. She is on the Higher Learning Commission’s Student Success Academy team and the EAB implementation team.

In addition to teaching, Professor Romero is an active mixed media painter, portrait photographer, and graphic designer. She brings with her lots of enthusiasm, interest in learning new things, and a commitment to teaching and learning.

Contact

Office Location: Beadle Hall
Phone: 605-256-5270
Email

Deb Tech

Deb Tech

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Northcentral University
M.B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Concordia Teachers College

Biography

Dr. Tech is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Internship Coordinator for the College of Business and Information Systems and the Beacom College of Computing. She has been with DSU since 1999. Her formal training includes an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in Math and Spanish, an MBA in International Business, and a PhD in e-commerce.

Dr. Tech’s teaching philosophy is focused on providing each student with the life-long tools necessary to succeed in the technologically changing business world. The use and evaluation of new technologies are incorporated in her classes, emphasizing hands-on application when possible.

Her classroom environment fosters open dialogue, exploration of new ideas, mutual respect, and expansion of concepts to the marketing field. Dr. Tech’s easy, open rapport with students, while maintaining a rigorous learning environment, has led to her receiving the Teagarden Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. She was also nominated for the ACBSP teaching award in 2018.

Dr. Tech’s research interests are in the areas of Disruptive Technologies and their impacts on business and marketing. (i.e.: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, Internet of Things, and Virtual/Augmented Reality)

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: 605-256-5165
Email

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Associate Professor / Coordinator for MS in Education Technology

Department

College of Education

Education

E.D., University of Memphis
M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S.Ed., Dakota State University

Biography

Dr. Kevin Smith teaches math education, STEM, and educational technology courses in the College of Education. He also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) degree. 

Prior to being a faculty member at DSU, he was a Learning Technologist/Instructional Designer for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Council for Economic Education, and the University of Nebraska. Kevin began his career as a high school math teacher in Columbus, Nebraska.

He has a doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, a master's degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Nebraska, and a bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education from Dakota State University.

Contact

Office Location: Kennedy Center
Phone: (605) 256-5177
Email
Website

Tom Halverson

Tom Halverson

Associate Professor / Associate Dean of Beacom Undergraduate Programs

Department

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.S., University of Iowa
B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris

Biography

Dr. Tom Halverson has been a Computer Science faculty member at Dakota State University since 1999. He received a BA from the University of Minnesota, Morris and MS as well as PhD from The University of Iowa. Tom focuses on teaching, student engagement, and out-of-class projects. He is committed to all facets of student success. For 10 years, he served as Dean, but has returned to a faculty position. Tom is the advisor to the DSU Computer Club – the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Through this group, he organized “Help Night” to encourage peer mentoring for all levels of computer courses. He also organizes student volunteers for campus events, K-12 outreach, and campus projects.

Contact

Office Location: Beacom Institute of Technology
Phone: 605-256-5838
Email