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.

Kristel Bakker
Kristel Bakker
Kristel Bakker

Position: Professor of Biology

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University, 2000
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S., South Dakota State University

I teach General Biology, Conservation Biology, Cells and Tissues, and Biological Instrumentation.

Research interests:  wildlife ecology and management, specialize in grassland nesting bird habitat requirements and management

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

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 of Information Systems

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Scott Klungseth
Scott Klungseth
Scott Klungseth

Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Physical Education: University of South Dakota, 2008
M.A. Teaching and Learning with Emphasis in Health and Physical Education: Northern State University, 1998
B.A. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: Augustana College, 1995

Dr. Klungseth teaches undergraduate courses in both the Exercise Science program and the Physical Education program. His research areas of interest are in the fields of: physical education and exercise assessment technologies; active academics; and physical education pedagogy.

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.

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.

Scott Staiger
Scott Staiger
Scott Staiger

Position: Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ph.D. Health and Human Development (Wellness), North Dakota State University
M.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), University of North Dakota
B.S. Corporate and Community Fitness, North Dakota State University

Scott's research interests include: Physiological factors of sports performance and sport specialization. He is an active member of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Northland chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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

Position: Instructor of Special Education

Department: College of Education

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