Faculty

Kyle Cronin
Kyle Cronin
Kyle Cronin

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc., Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Dr. Cronin teaches within the technology/security programs at DSU and manages DSU’s information assurance lab at DSU. In addition, he works with the campus’s ITS department helping to manage the DSU network.

Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Michael Ham
Michael Ham
Michael Ham

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc., Dakota State University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Dr. Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. His primary teaching focuses are in the security-focused undergraduate degree programs as well as the D.Sc. Cyber Security program. Within the security degrees, Dr. Ham teaches cyber operations, enterprise routing & switching, low-level programming, offensive security, and malware topics. Outside of of the classroom, you will find Dr. Ham in security events around campus such as CCDC, DakotaCon, and the GenCyber summer camps.

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

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

Position: Instructor of Computer Science

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky

Position: Associate Professor of Information Assurance / Forensics

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc., Dakota State University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Andrew Kramer
Andrew Kramer
Andrew Kramer

Position: Instructor of Computer Science

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University
A.A., College of Redwoods

Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach

Position: Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
M.S., Moorhead State University
B.S., Moorhead State University

I am a senior member of the Computer Science faculty, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.  My current teaching is focused in the areas of Program Languages, Operating Systems, and Advanced Database topics.  I also serve on several university and college committees along with working with students as academic advisor and graduate project advisor.

Barbara Myers
Barbara Myers
Barbara Myers

Position: Lecturer

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Mississippi University For Women

Barbara teaches for the College of Business and Information Systems at University Center in the area of information systems, computer science, and networking.  Other areas of work include web and database design for small companies and local users, and advising online and University Center students.

Austin O'Brien
Austin O'Brien
Austin O'Brien

Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Current research interest in Machine Learning

Chris Olson
Chris Olson
Chris Olson

Position: Associate Professor / Program Coordinator of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., Business Administration, Northcentral University, 2013
M.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2004
B.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2001

Dr. Chris Olson teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, specializing in Office applications, both client and server side web programming, and developing dynamic mobile applications. He serves on the Barrier Free Learning Committee and his research interests include accessibility, utilization of assistive software technology, and universal design concepts.

Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli

Position: Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Software Engineering, North Dakota State University, 2006
M.S. Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2003
B.S. Computer Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2002

Dr. Josh Pauli teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security and has published over 30 papers related to software security. His work also includes invited presentations from DEFCON, Black Hat Briefings, and The National Security Agency (NSA). He is the Director of the DSU Cyber Corps Scholarship Program and the Principal for DSU’s Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, which is designated by the NSA.

Wayne Pauli
Wayne Pauli
Wayne Pauli

Position: Professor of Computer Science / Coordinator for the D.Sc. in Cyber Security

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Northern State University

A South Dakota native, Dr. Pauli has been associated with DSU since 1998. He is a Professor in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences where he coordinates the Cyber Security Doctoral program. He is a fan of the DSU Trojan athletic programs, and is fortunate that he gets to work with his wife , Crystal (Dean of the College of Education), son Josh (Professor in the Beacom College), and his daughter Tara (adjunct faculty in the College of BIS). He also has another son, Jeremy, who is a data architect for General Motors. Wayne is proud of the fact that all three of his children as well as himself have graduate degrees from DSU.

Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan

Position: Coordinator for MSIS / Associate Professor of Computer Science/Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.E., Zhejiang University of Technology

Dr. Shan teaches Data Management courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include database security, metadata management and constraint modelling and processing.

Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff

Position: Professor of Information Assurance

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., Temple University
B.B.A., Dakota State University

Dr. Streff is professor and director of the FinTech Cyber Lab, which is part of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs), an interdisciplinary security and privacy research center at Dakota State University. He has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, and credit operations. Dr. Streff is founder and strategist of SBS Cybersecurity, a security consulting, education and auditing firm focused on improving security in community banks and credit unions across the country. Dr. Streff is founder and past president of InfraGard - South Dakota, a partnership program between private industry and the U.S. government. Dr. Streff has testified several times to congressional committees in the field and in Washington DC, helping lawmakers understand the security issues which need attention in the banking sector. He speaks nationally on security issues and solutions relevant to small and medium-sized banks, and has worked with Inc. Magazine, Forbes, CNN, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to communicate his ideas.

Josh Stroschein
Josh Stroschein
Josh Stroschein

Position: Assistant Professor of Cyber Security/Network & Security Administration

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc. Cyber Security, Dakota State University, 2017
M.S. Information Assurance, Dakota State University, 2014
B.S. Computer Science & Criminal Justice, University of South Dakota, 2005

Dr. Josh Stroschein teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security with a focus on malware analysis, reverse engineering and software exploitation. His research interests include malware analysis and software exploitation. Outside of DSU, you can find Josh providing training at such venues as BlackHat USA, DerbyCon, Hack-In-The-Box and ToorCon.

Brent Tulloss
Brent Tulloss
Brent Tulloss

Position: Instructor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Cody Welu
Cody Welu
Cody Welu

Position: Instructor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences