Staff

Scott McKay
Scott McKay
Scott McKay

Position: Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Department: Academic Affairs

Education:

Postdoc Fellow, University of Alabama
Visiting Scientist, Lehigh University
Ph.D., chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University
B.S., geology, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A., chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University

In June of 2017 I became DSU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. In my previous position as dean of science and engineering at Southern Arkansas University, I worked to increase student enrollment and retention, initiated accreditation for chemistry and engineering and gained certification for the Natural Resource Research Center. I was also actively involved with economic development projects and community partnerships.

I have an extensive research history with alternative energy, petroleum products, crystal engineering and proton exchange membranes for hydrogen fuel cells. My research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society and the Leonard Wood Institute-Army Research Laboratory. 

Judy Dittman
Judy Dittman
Judy Dittman

Position: Associate Provost/Title III Director

Department: President’s Office

Education:
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S., Black Hills State University

Pam Rowland
Pam Rowland
Pam Rowland

Position: Asst. Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security / Co-Coordinator Center of Excellence / Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Dr. Pam Rowland is the Undergraduate Research Coordinator as well as 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. 

Susan Slaughter
Susan Slaughter
Susan Slaughter

Position: Program Assistant II

Department: Academic Affairs