Cyber Ed and Professional Development Lab

“The mission of the CyberEd and Professional Development Lab is to provide cyber education curriculum and training, as well as professional development on a variety of topics, to K-12 partners.”

Children in grades K-12 are consumers of technology and spend an increasing amount of time on a variety of devices. Our mission to provide cyber education curriculum and training will increase awareness of key topics such as safety, security, and ethical behavior while helping students become better digital citizens and consumers. For their teachers, the Cyber Ed and Professional Development MadLab will provide the training they need to teach children about cyber security, as well as opportunities for professional development in areas such as reading instruction, classroom management, and the latest technology tools and applications. 

K-12 Cyber Education

  • Standards Setting
  • Best Practices
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher Training

Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

  • Reading Clinic
  • English as a New Language
  • Kinesthetic Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • MARS Project
  • Inclusive STEM Learning Environments


  • Virtual Avatar Learning Experience (VALE)
  • Exercise Science Analytics Project
  • Teacher Effectiveness & Assessment Research  
  • Biometrics Research
  • Action-Based Environments for K-12 Students and Adults

​"The VALE provides the unique opportunity for DSU education students to build their confidence in themselves by practicing teaching strategies and learning how to manage student behaviors in a virtual classroom." 

~Dan Klumper, Instructor & VALE Facilitator, College of Education

“History has shown we have done a great job educating with technology.  Now we must do an even better job educating with cyber security. That is the challenge facing us.  We will approach cyber education with the same dedication that we approached technology education.”

~Dr. Wayne Pauli, Professor & Coordinator of the D.Sc. in Cyber Security

Lab Faculty

Dr. Mark Geary

MARS Project



Dr. Scott Klungseth

Action-Based Environments for K-12 Students and Adults, and Kinesthetic Teaching and Learning Strategies



Dr. Jennifer Nash

Inclusive STEM Learning Environments



Dr. Kevin Smith

K-12 Cyber Education





Dr. Scott Staiger

Exercise Science Analytics Project



Katie Anderson

Reading Clinic & Teacher Effectiveness & Assessment Research



Kari Hall

Biometrics Research



Dan Klumper

VALE and K-12 Cyber Education



Kindra Schneider

English as a Second Language 

Crystal Pauli
Crystal Pauli
Crystal Pauli

Position: Dean, College of Education / Associate Professor

Department: College of 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.