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.

Dorine Bennett
Dorine Bennett
Dorine Bennett

Position: Dean of College of Business and Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

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

Dorine is the Academic Dean of College of Business and Information Systems. She is an active member of national and regional health information management associations, and has earned Fellowship status in the American Health Information Management Association. Prior to coming to DSU, she worked in the health information management field in long term care, community health, and acute care settings.

Linda Parks
Linda Parks
Linda Parks

Position: Associate Professor

Department: HIM

Education:
M.A. Health Information Management, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
B.A., Park College, Parkville, Missouri

Linda works full time as an HIM faculty member.  She holds the credentials of RHIT- Registered Health Information Technician, CCS-Certified Coding Specialist, CTR – Certified Tumor Registrar, , and is an AHIMA certified ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

Renae Spohn
Renae Spohn
Renae Spohn

Position: Director of the HIM Programs and Coordinator for the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management Program

Department: HIM

Education:
M.B.A. Healthcare Administration, City University
Graduate Certificate in Technology Management
B.S., Dakota State University
A.S., Dakota State University 
A.S., Colorado Technical University

Renae works full time as an HIM faculty member.  She is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ), and a fellow in the American Health Information Management Association and in the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Julie Wulf Plimpton
Julie Wulf Plimpton
Julie Wulf Plimpton

Position: Assistant Professor of Health Information Management

Department: HIM