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.

Richard Avery
Richard Avery
Richard Avery

Position: Professor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1997

M.S., University of Nebraska, 1996

M.A.T., University of New Hampshire, 1992

B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1991

Rich Avery was trained as a high school math teacher at the University of New Hampshire and he advises the majority of the math education majors at Dakota State University. At the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Rich studied Difference Equations, Boundary Value Problems and Fixed Point Theory which remain the focus of his mathematical research efforts.

Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson

Position: Instructor

Department: College of Education

Education:
ABD, Walden University
M.S., Black Hills State University
B.S., University of South Dakota

Currently pursuing her Ed.D in Reading and Literacy Leadership through Walden University, Katie Anderson is an Instructor of both Reading and Language Arts Methods in the College of Education at Dakota State University. Prior to joining the DSU team, Katie taught middle school reading and science in Rapid City, South Dakota for ten years. She has her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, is Nationally Board Certified and was recognized as the SD State Teacher of the Year in 2013.

Sandra Champion
Sandra Champion
Sandra Champion

Position: Director of Music Programs/ Instructor

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

This is a sample bio- Sandra has been teaching at DSU for 10 years. 

Timothy Fiegen
Timothy Fiegen
Timothy Fiegen

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Education

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.

Janel Guse

Position: Adjunct Instructor

Department: College of Education

Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl

Position: Instructor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Daniel Klumper
Daniel Klumper
Daniel Klumper

Position: Instructor

Department: College of Education

Gabe Mydland
Gabe Mydland
Gabe Mydland

Position: Associate Professor

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.

Jennifer Nash
Jennifer Nash
Jennifer Nash

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
B.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jennifer Nash is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Dakota State University where she has been a faculty member since 2005. Her research interests lie in the area of science education, specifically utilizing technology in the K-12 classroom to augment K-12 student learning outcomes in content area literacy and STEM education. Jennifer currently teaches courses in K-12 science methods, STEM, and earth/physical science content.

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.

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

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: College of Education

Education:
M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S.Ed., Dakota State University

Kevin teaches math education and STEM courses in the College of Education. Prior to DSU, he was a Learning Technologist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Council for Economic Education. Kevin began his career as a high school math teacher. He is currently working on his doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis.

William Sewell
William Sewell
William Sewell

Position: Assistant Professor

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 assistant 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.

Amy Veenhof
Amy Veenhof
Amy Veenhof

Position: Head Volleyball Coach/Instructor

Department: Athletics