Faculty

This listing includes all faculty (professors, instructors, adjuncts, lecturers, etc.) that teach in program specific courses within the major. This does not necessarily include those who teach general education classes.

Yen-Ling Chang
Yen-Ling Chang
Yen-Ling Chang

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph. D. of Finance, University of Texas at Arlington
M.S. of Economics, Iowa State University
MBA in International Financial Management, National Chengchi University
B.S of Land Economics, National Chengchi University

Dr. Chang’s research primarily focuses on the economic and financial impacts of banking reforms on financial institutions and markets. Her other research interests including asset pricing and market efficiency. Dr. Chang has a Ph.D. in Finance and a master's degree in Economics. 

Timothy Fiegen
Timothy Fiegen
Timothy Fiegen

Position: Associate Professor of Special Education

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.A., University of South Dakota
B.S., South Dakota State University

Derek Franken
Derek Franken
Derek Franken

Position: Instructor of Accounting

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
M.P.A., University of South Dakota
B.B.A., University of South Dakota

Mark Geary
Mark Geary
Mark Geary

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ed.D. Instructional Technology, University of Central Florida
M.A. Education, University of Central Florida
B.A., University of Central Florida

Mark has over 30 hrs of additional graduate coursework in Literacy and Administration. He has over 25 years as a teacher, administrator and professor, including 10 years as a K-12 classroom teacher. His research focuses on Educational Technology, Sequential Art applied to education and the impact of Common Core initiatives in schools.

Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes

Position: Dean of Graduate Studies & Research / Professor of Instructional Technology / CTL Director

Department: Graduate Office

Education:
Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Mark Hawkes is Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Dakota State University, also holding the rank of Professor of Instructional Technology. Previous positions were held at the Evaluation and Policy Information Center of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Chicago and the Center for Instructional Development at Syracuse University where he also received a Ph.D.  Mark has led and participated in a number of district and statewide studies and evaluations of educational technology fueling his research interests in the outcomes of educational technology application on student learning and teacher professional development. Additional research is also applied to understand optimal instructional design in distributed learning environments. In 2002, Mark was recognized by the South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents with their inaugural “Best Practice in E-Learning” Award. Mark also has the only distinction of having been recognized with both DSU’s Researcher of Year Award (2007), and Teacher of the Year Award (2016). Mark serves on the editorial boards of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.  Recent publications have appeared in American School Board Journal, Technology Horizons in Education Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Technology, Journal of Research in Rural Education, the Journal of Educational Technology Systems and Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and a recent book entitled “Toys, Tools, and Teachers: The Challenges of Technology” published by Scarecrow Education Press.

Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl

Position: Instructor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
M.S.Ed., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Gabe Mydland
Gabe Mydland
Gabe Mydland

Position: Associate Professor of Education

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S., Augustana College

As a member of the College of Education faculty Gabe teaches General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Human Relations, and Abnormal Psychology. He also works closely with the staff of the Student Success Center to help students meet their academic potential.

Crystal Pauli
Crystal Pauli
Crystal Pauli

Position: Dean of College of Education

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
Ed.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.S., Northern State University
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University

Dr. Pauli works with Level III students and student teachers, and makes field experience placements for education majors. Other responsibilities include student advising, coordination of the online elementary education/special education program, yearlong residency program, and elementary certification cooperative program. Prior to coming to DSU, Dr. Pauli was a special education coordinator for a cooperative of 10 school districts in Minnesota.

Michael Roach
Michael Roach
Michael Roach

Position: Assistant Professor of Economics

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., University of Sioux Falls
B.S., University of South Dakota

Pam Rowland
Pam Rowland
Pam Rowland

Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., South Dakota State University

Pam Rowland is an Assistant Professor at Dakota State University in Cyber Security, Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Information Systems, and Director of the CybHER Institute.  Pam’s area of research focuses around the gender gap of women in IT. Pam is the Co-PI for the GenCyber: Girls in CybHER Security Camp grant sponsored by the NSA and NSF. The grant allows middle school girls to attend a weeklong residential camp allowing girls to explore an interest in cybersecurity through learning about programming, networking, and security. 

William Sewell
William Sewell
William Sewell

Position: Associate Professor of English Education

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
B.A., Drury University
M.A., Missouri State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

William Sewell (PhD, University of Kansas) is an associate professor of English Education and Composition at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. His research interest includes multimodal intertextuality, content area literacy, active learning strategies, young adult literature, and middle and secondary English education.

Zixing Shen
Zixing Shen
Zixing Shen

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D. in Management, Case Western Reserve University
M.A. in Management, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
BA, Sichuan University, China

Dr. Shen teaches introduction to management, introduction of management information systems, organizational behavior, technology and innovation management, decision support systems, among others.

Dr. Shen’s research focuses on the use of technology in organizations. She has published in leading journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and presented at premier conferences including Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Sandi Steinhoff-Muller
Sandi Steinhoff-Muller
Sandi Steinhoff-Muller

Position: Instructor

Department: College of Education

Education:
M.S., Southwest State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Daniel Talley
Daniel Talley
Daniel Talley

Position: Professor / Program Coordinator for Business

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
PhD in Economics, University of Oregon, 1996
BS in Economics and Computer Science with a Business Emphasis, University of Puget Sound, 1990

Teaching Interests:
Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, Money and Banking, Statistics/Econometrics, and Open Economy Macroeconomics (International Trade Theory and Practice)

Dan teaches in the undergraduate and graduate business and information systems programs at Dakota State University. Dan teaches economics, statistics, and graduate courses each semester. Dan has published and presented over twenty original research and conference papers studying aspects of international trade, macroeconometrics, banking and finance, as well as teaching economics with computer technology. DSU co-author Dr. Yen-Ling Chang and Dan had their research paper “Bank Risk in a Decade of Low Interest Rates” published in the Journal of Economics and Finance in July 2017. Dr. Talley was appointed Undergraduate Business Programs Coordinator for the College of Business and Information Systems and also serves as Academic Director of the MadLabs Center for Business Analytics Research (CBAR). 

Deb Tech
Deb Tech
Deb Tech

Position: Associate Professor of Marketing

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

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

As Marketing professor at DSU, Dr. Tech incorporates new innovations (i.e., Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics) and disruptive technology (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and Internet of Things) into her coursework and research. Dr. Tech also enjoys international travel, organizing alumni and student trips to exotic places. 

Jack Walters
Jack Walters
Jack Walters

Position: Coordinator for MBA / Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
M.S., University of South Florida
B.S., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jack Walters teaches general, strategic, operations, human resource, and international management, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior at the graduate and undergraduate level. He published a book on Positive Management in 2010 and is currently writing a book about International Trade Policy and its impact on human resource management strategy. Dr. Walters is Coordinator of the University’s MBA program, Chair of DSU's Institutional Review Board, and is a member of the University's Research and AQIP committees.