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Majors & Degrees

College of Business & Information Systems

College of Business & Information Systems

Biography

Become the leader you know you can be in the Dakota State College of BIS. Challenge yourself to oversee the intricate details of the business world and instill a sense of curiosity as you immerse yourself in hands-on projects and experiences. Discover how you can inspire the world.

Contact

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Andrew Behrens

Andrew Behrens

Assistant Professor/Undergraduate CIS Program Coordinator

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Information Systems - Dakota State University, 2022
M.S., Information Systems - Dakota State University, 2018
B.S., Information Systems - Dakota State University, 2015

Biography

Andy Behrens is an assistant professor specializing in analytics and information system analysis and design. He is also the Coordinator of the Computer Information Systems undergraduate program, and he co-advises the Association for Information Systems chapter. In addition, Andy advises the World Language Club. His research interests include applied artificial intelligence and analytics in healthcare and system analysis and design. He has publications in conferences and journals. 

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Behrens research interests include:

  • Digital Health
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Artificaial Intelligence
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • System Analysis and Design

  • FRI Recipient for the project “Understanding Physicians’ Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health” | 2021
  • Nominated by faculty for 20 to Watch in 2020 for Excellence in Teaching | 2020
  • FRI Recipient for the project “Understanding the Perceptions of Physicians and Healthcare Providers on IT Project Communication” | 2019

BOOK CHAPTERS (PEER-REVIEWED)

  • Noteboom, C. B., Zeng, D., Sutrave, K., Behrens, A., Godasu, R., & Chauhan, A. (2021). Adoption of Data-Driven Clinical Decision Support Systems: A Systematic Review. In Encyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning. IGI Global.

JOURNAL PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED)
  • Behrens, A., Ofori, M., Noteboom, C., & Bishop, D. (2021). A systematic literature review: how agile is agile project management?. Issues in Information Systems, 22(3).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (PEER-REVIEWED)

  • Behrens, Andrew J.; Liu, Jun; and Noteboom, Cherie Bakker, "A Design Theory for Intelligent Clinical Decision Support" (2022). AMCIS 2022 Proceedings. 18.
    https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2022/sig_health/sig_health/18
  • Behrens, A. & Noteboom, C.B. (2022). Generative Adversarial Networks in Tumor-Related Research: A Systematic Literature Review. SAIS 2021 Proceedings.
  • Noteboom, C.B., Behrens, A., Crandall, K., & Zeng, D. (2022). People, Process, And Technology in Clinical Decision Support Systems: A Meta-Analysis. SAIS 2021 Proceedings.
  • Top 25% of Papers. El-Gayar, O., Elnoshokaty, A., & Behrens, A. (2021). Understanding Design Features for Continued Use of Wearables Devices. AMCIS 2021 Proceedings. https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2021/healthcare_it/sig_health/10
  • Abstract. Behrens, A. & Basyal, G., (2021). Predicting Elderly Emergency Department Patient Readmission to the Hospital: A Machine Learning Approach. NEDSI 2021 Proceedings.
  • Behrens, A., Noteboom, C. B., & Bishop, D. (2019). How can Health Technology Project Communications be Improved in a Hospital? MWAIS 2019 Proceedings. https://aisel.aisnet.org/mwais2019/4
  • Behrens, A., Ragothaman, K., Bishop, D., & Noteboom, C.B. (2019). What are Healthcare Providers’ Perceptions of Health Information Technology Project Training? MWAIS 2019 Proceedings. https://aisel.aisnet.org/mwais2019/13

  • Poster and Oral Presentation. Behrens, A. & Noteboom, C.B. (2022). Generative Adversarial Networks in Tumor-Related Research: A Future Agenda. SDSU Data Science Symposium 2022.

Dorine Bennett

Dorine Bennett

Dean, 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

Biography

Dr. Dorine Bennett is the Academic Dean of College of Business and Information Systems. She has been an active member of national and regional health information 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. Dr. Bennett has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), with an emphasis in Management of Information Systems. She also holds a PhD in Educational Administration, Adult and Higher Education.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
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Patti Brooks

Patti Brooks

Assistant Professor/ Director of the Center for Advancement of Health IT (CAHIT)

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

D.Sc., Information Systems, Dakota State University
M.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
B.S., Health Information Administration, Dakota State University
A.S., Health Information Technology, Dakota State University
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, Dakota State University

Biography

Patti is an Assistant Professor in the Health Informatics and Information Management programs. She primarily teaches courses in health informatics, health information systems, health statistics and healthcare data analytics, healthcare research, and healthcare quality management.

Patti’s primary research interests include data quality and information governance, population health including social determinants of health, digital health, and the medical internet of things (IoT). Her educational background includes health informatics, health information management, information systems, and data analytics.

Patti’s industry experience includes over 40 years of working in healthcare including; information systems leadership, health information, clinical intelligence, and healthcare management. She is a member of HIMSS and AHIMA at both the national and state levels.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Social Determinants of Health, Population Health, Digital Health, and Internet of Things (IoT).

SDHIMSS – President, Program Committee Director, Program Committee Member, Membership Director

SDHIMSS Most Distinguished Member Award

SDHIMSS Chapter Leadership Award

SDHIMA – President

Rural Health Workforce NEXT: Network Cross Training (NEXT) For Future Telehealth and Health IT Careers in the Rural Upper Midwest (Sub-awardee of Avera Health grant).

Linking Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Systems (PRAMS) and Clinical Outcomes Data (Sub-awardee of Department of Health grant).

Cybersecurity Awareness Education (Funded request from Avera Health).

Enhancing Public Health Informatics Through Workforce Development in the Dakotas (Co-PI for ONC grant) Status: Not funded.

Persist@DSU: A Multi-Disciplinary Program Approach to Supporting STEM Scholars (PI for NSF grant) Status: Not funded.

Promoting Successful Health Information Student Engagement in Online Higher Education (Co-PI for NSF grant) Status: Not funded.

Dissertation

Creating a Maturity Model for Business Intelligence in Healthcare.

Publication in Peer-reviewed Journals

Brooks, P., El-Gayar, O., and Sarnikar, S. (2015). A framework for developing a domain-specific business intelligence maturity model: Application to healthcare. International Journal of Information Management, 35 (3), 337-345.

Brooks, P. and Sonnenschein, C. (2010). E-Prescribing: Where health information and patient care intersect. Journal of Health Information Management, 24 (2), 53-59.

Publication and Presentation at Conference

Brooks, P., El-Gayar, O., and Sarnikar, S. (2013). Towards a business intelligence maturity model for healthcare. Accepted for presentation at the 46th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Grand Wailea, Hawaii.

Brooks, P. (2010). Standards and interoperability in healthcare information systems: Current status, problems, and research issues. Paper presented at the 5th Midwest Association for Information Systems, Moorhead, MN.

Presentation Only

Brooks, P. (2015). Systematic Review of EHR Best Practices Within a Sociotechnical Framework. Presentation at Research Day, Dakota State University, Madison, SD.

Brooks, P., El-Gayar, O., and Sarnikar, S. (2011). A patient-centered information system design approach to PHRs. Presentation at the 6th Midwest Association for Information Systems, Moorhead, MN.

Yen-Ling Chang

Yen-Ling Chang

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph. D. of Finance, University of Texas at Arlington, 2010
M.S. of Economics, Iowa State University, 2005
MBA in International Financial Management, National Chengchi University
B.S of Land Economics, National Chengchi University

Biography

Dr. Chang’s research primarily focuses on the economic and financial impacts of banking reforms on financial institutions and markets. Her other research interests including asset pricing and market efficiency. Dr. Chang has a Ph.D. in Finance and a master's degree in Economics.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Dr.Chang is a social scientist who uses data to address social and financial issues. She believes data, when used properly, could lead to understand the causes of an issue and find optimal sloutions for it.

Dr. Chang has taught a variety of finance related courses, including Personal Finance, Business Finance, Financial Technology, Advanced Business Finance, Investments, Real Estate Investments, Financial Institutions and Markets, Futures and Options. Dr. Chang is working on a special topic on Blockchain application in the financial services industry.

Dr. Yen-Ling Chang’s research interests focus on the economic benefits of financial reforms and technological advancement for the banking sector. Her published articles and conference presentations address newly emerging issues in the banking and financial service spaces.

  • October 2021, Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative, $2,500 grants received for the research project of “Investigation of the response of South Dakota’s Financial Institutions to COVID-19 Pandemic”.
  • October 2018, Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative, $2,000 grants received for the research project of “The impact of the Minimum Leverage Ratio on South Dakota Community Banks”.
  • October 2015, Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative, $2,000 grants received for the research project of “Risk and Asset Portfolio Management: An Investigate of the impact of Financial Reform on Financial Holding Companies”.
  • October 2014, Dakota State University Faculty Research Initiative, $2,000 grants for the research project of “Do bankers change their risk appetites after a financial crisis: An Investigation of financial crisis of 2007-2009?”.

  • Chang, Yen-Ling and Daniel A. Talley, Bank Risk in a Decade of Low Interest rates, Journal of Economics and Finance, 41(3), 505-528, DOI: 10.1007/s12197-016-9367-5.

  • Chang, Yen-Ling and Daniel A. Talley, November 2022, Investigation of the Response of the US Financial Institutions to COVID-19 Pandemic, Southern Economics Conference.
  • Chang, Yen-Ling and Daniel A. Talley, November 2022, Investigate of the Response of South Dakoda’s Financial Institutions to COVID-19 Pandemic, Nebraska Economics and Business Association.
  • Change, Yenling and Daniel A. Talley, February 2017, Risk and Asset Portfolio Management: An Investigation of the impact of Financial Reform on Financial Holding Companies, Academy of Economics and Finance.

Erich Eischen

Erich Eischen

Instructor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

LL.M. Taxation - University of Denver, 2006
J.D. - Mitchell Hamline College of Law, 2005
MPA - University of South Dakota, 2000
BSBA - University of South Dakota, 2000

Biography

Teaching Experience:

- Six years in the United Arab Emirates
- Two years in China
- One year in Morocco

Academic Responsibilities:

- Tax I and II
- Principles of Accounting I and II
- Cost Accounting 
- Intermediate Accounting
- Government and Non-profit Accounting

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Omar El-Gayar

Omar El-Gayar

Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., University of Hawaii
M.A., University of Hawaii
M.S., Alexandria University
B.S., Alexandria University

Biography

Omar El-Gayar, Ph.D. is a Professor of Information Systems. His research interests include: analytics, business intelligence, and decision support with applications in problem domain areas such as healthcare, environmental management, and security planning and management. His inter-disciplinary educational background and training is in information technology, computer science, economics, and operations research. Dr. El-Gayar’s industry experience includes working as an analyst, modeler, and programmer. His numerous publications appear in various IT related fields. He is a member of AIS, ACM, INFORMS, and DSI.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 215-5289
Email
Website

Robert Girtz

Robert Girtz

Assistant Professor/ Undergraduate Business Program Coordinator

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, 2012
M.A., Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009
B.S., Applied Statistics, St. Cloud State University, 2006

Biography

Rob Girtz is an assistant professor of business and economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Middle Tennessee State University with specializations in labor economics and applied econometrics and has published research articles in outlets such as the Journal of Labor Research, Labour, the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, and the Economics Bulletin. Rob primarily teaches principles of microeconomics, business statistics I, and business statistics II. He is a member of the honors faculty and regularly offers an honors section of principles of microeconomics.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Girtz teaching interests include:

  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

“The Mediation Effect of Self-esteem on Weight and Earnings” (with Ron DeBeaumont), Atlantic Economic Journal, 47(4), 415-427, 2019.


“Risk Preferences, Responsibility, and Self-Monitoring in a Stag Hunt” (with Joshua Hill and Mark Owens), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 68, 53-61, 2017.


“The Effects of Personality Traits on Wages: A Quantile Regression Approach”, Economics Bulletin, 35(4), 2174-2183, 2015.


“The Mediation Effect of Education on Self-esteem and Wages,” Journal of Labor Research, 35(4), 358-372, 2014.


“The Effects of Personality Traits on Wages: A Matching Approach,” Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 26(4), 455-471, 2012.

  • Midwest Economics Association Conference, Evanston, IL. March 23 – 25, 2018. “The Mediation Effect of Self-esteem on Weight and Wages”
  • Midwest Economics Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN. March 27 – 29, 2015. “Non-Cognitive Factors and Economics Behavior”
  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. April 3rd, 2014. “Wages, Education, and Personality”
  • Midwest Economics Association Conference, Evanston, IL. March 21-23, 2014. “The Mediation Effect of Education on Self-esteem and Wages”
  • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. February 19th, 2013. “The Effects of Personality Traits on Wages: A Matching Approach”, and “Self-Monitoring and Risk Preferences: Responsibility in the Stag Hunt”.
  • Academy of economics and Finance, Jacksonville, FL. February 9 – 12, 2011. “The Effects of Personality Traits on Wages: A Matching Approach”.
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. October 29th, 2010. “The Effects of Personality Traits on Wages: A Matching Approach”.

Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Associate Professor / Coordinator for Master of Science in Analytics Program

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.S., University of Arizona
B.A., Nanjing University

Biography

Dr. Jun Liu is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Dakota State University in Madison, SD.   He received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.  His research is in the areas of Machine Learning, Large Scale Network Analysis, Big Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence.  His work uses different methods such as statistical modeling, conceptual modeling, machine learning and text mining.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
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Jim McKeown

Jim McKeown

Lecturer

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., Columbia University
B.S., South Dakota State University

Biography

Dr. McKeown teaches Visual Basic programming courses, C# programing, MIS, and web programming courses at DSU. His book, Programming in Visual Basic: The Very Beginner's Guide, is in its fourth edition.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email

Scott Morstad

Scott Morstad

Assistant Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

J.D., University of South Dakota
B.A., Augustana College

Biography

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Attorney – South Dakota Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant, South Dakota


Professional Organizations:

  • South Dakota Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Fraud and Forensics
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Tax Advisor
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business


Scott primarily teaches accounting and business law classes both in the graduate and undergraduate programs.His primary research interests include cyber law and privacy, torts, fraud and forensics, and business ethics. Prior to arriving at DSU, Scott held several key leadership positions in accounting, finance, and law. 

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Cherie Noteboom

Cherie Noteboom

Professor/Coordinator for Ph.D. Info Systems/Coordinator for Center of Excellence

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Information Technology - University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2010
E.D., Adult and Higher Education Administration - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 1998
M.B.A., Business Administration - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 1993
B.S., Computer Science - South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 1986

Biography

Cherie Noteboom is a Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business and Information Systems, Coordinator of the Ph.D. in Information Systems, and Director of the Center of Excellence in Information Systems at Dakota State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In addition, she has earned an Education Doctorate in Adult & Higher Education & Administration & MBA from the University of South Dakota. She has a BS degree in computer science from South Dakota State University. She researches in the areas of Information Systems, Healthcare, and Project Management.

Her industry experience runs the continuum from technical computer science endeavors to project management and formal management & leadership positions. She has significant experience working with Management Information Systems, Staff Development, Project Management, Application Development, Education, Healthcare, Mentoring, and Leadership.

She has served on several Nursing College Advisory Boards, YMCA Board of Directors and K12 School Board. Noteboom actively participates in PMI, AIS, ACM, and HIMSS. She has held the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation since 2000. Noteboom enjoys running, fishing, reading, photography and traveling.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

  • 2021: Faculty Research Incentive Award
  • 2020: Hexagon Award - Outstanding Faculty Contributor
  • 2019: The Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research 
  • 2016-2019: Faculty Research Incentive Awards
  • 2012-2014: Faculty Research Incentive Awards

• Extended Programs Distance Development Grant – Online CIS 338 Introduction to Project Management – Summer 2011.


• Extended Programs Distance Development Grant – Hybrid CIS 332 Systems Analysis & Design– Summer 2012.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, Satisfaction with Electronic Health Record, Fall 2012.


• Extended Programs Distance Development Grant – Hybrid CIS 438 Advanced Project Management, Summer 2013.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, Mobile Technology, Fall 2014


• National Center Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), Travel Grant, Summer 2016


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, Knowledge Activation for Patient Centered Care: Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide Fall 2016.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, An Investigation of Anchoring Female Millennial Students in an IT Career Path, 2016.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, What are the Gaps in Mobile Patient Portal? Mining Users Feedback using Topic Modeling, 2017.


• Supporting Talent for Research Trajectories (START) Grant, Project Management, 2018.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant, Understanding the Perceptions of Physicians and Healthcare Providers on IT Project Communications, 2019.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant Evaluating Influences on Middle School Girls Related to IT Courses, 2019.


• Faculty Research Incentive Grant Understanding Physicians' Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Health, 2021.


• Supporting Talent for Research Trajectories: A Faculty Seed Grant, Summer 2022

  • Vuggumudi, S., Wang, Y., Liu, J., Noteboom, C., & Muthusamy Ragothaman, K. N. (2022). A False Sense of Security—Organizations Need a Paradigm Shift on Protecting Themselves against APTs . International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 13(07), 21851?21867. Retrieved from https://ijcrr.info/index.php/ijcrr/article/view/964.
  • Zeng, D., Noteboom, C., Sutrave, K. & Godasu, R., "A Meta-Analysis of Evolution of Deep Learning Research in Medical Image Analysis", The Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: JSCI Volume 19 - Number 6 - Year 2021, pp. 43-50 ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online) http://www.iiisci.org/journal/sci/issue.asp?is=ISS2106.
  • Melva Ratchford, Omar El-Gayar, Cherie Noteboom & Yong Wang (2021) BYOD security issues: a systematic literature review, Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, DOI: 10.1080/19393555.2021.1923873.
  • Motorny, S., Sarnikar, S. & Noteboom, C. Design of an Intelligent Patient Decision aid Based on Individual Decision-Making Styles and Information Need Preferences. Inf Syst Front (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-021-10125-9.
  • Hume, S., Sarnikar, S. & Noteboom, C. (2020) Enhancing traceability in clinical research data through a metadata framework, Methods Inf Med 2020; 59(02/03): 075-085 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714393.
  • Al-Ramahi, M. & Noteboom, C. (2020). Mining user-generated content of mobile patient portal: Dimensions of user experience. Transactions Social Computing, 3(3), Article 15, August 2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3394831.
  • Noteboom, C. & Abdel-Rahman, M. (2020). Towards actionable knowledge: A systematic analysis of mobile patient portal use. In N. Whickramasinghe & F. Bodendorf (Eds. ) Delivering superior health and wellness management with IoT and analytics, (pp. 587-602). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.
  • Noteboom, C., Crandall, K., Crandall, K. & Noteboom, M. (2020). High school students’ perceptions case study: What is Information Systems? Issues in Information Systems Journal, 20(4), 224-233.
  • Crandall, K.,Noteboom, C., El-Gayar, O. & Crandall, K. (2019). High school students' perceptions of cybersecurity: An explanatory case study. Issues in Information Systems Journal, 20(3), 74-82.
  • Rowland, P. & Noteboom, C. (2019). Influencing the future: Adolescent girls' perceptions of cybersecurity careers. Issues in Information Systems Journal, 20(1), 168-177.
  • Whittaker, T. & Noteboom, C. (2019). Factors influencing curriculum: Adoption in undergraduate cybersecurity programs. Issues in Information Systems Journal, 20(3), 64-73.
  • Rowland, P. & Noteboom, C. (2018). Anchoring Female Millennial Students in an IT Career Path: The CLASS Anchor, Journal of Midwest Association of Information Systems, Volume 2018, Issue 1.
  • Noteboom, C., Hafner, J. & Wahbeh, A. (2017). Characteristics of Complete and Incomplete Physicians’ Unlearning with Electronic Medical Record, Journal of Midwest Association of Information Systems, Volume 2017, Issue 1.
  • Harb, Y., Noteboom, C. & Sarnikar, S. (2015). Evaluating project characteristics for selecting the best-fit agile software development methodology, Journal of Midwest Association of Information Systems, Volume 2015, Issue 1.
  • Noteboom, C. & Qureshi, S. (2014). Adaptations of electronic health records to activate physicians’ knowledge: How can patient centered care be improved through technology? Health and Technology, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2014), Page 59-73. DOI: 10.1007/s12553-013-0072-5
  • Noteboom, C., "Physician Interaction with EHR: The Importance of Stakeholder Identification and Change Management” in Cases in Health Information Technology for Patient Care Management, (Eds.) Sarnikar, S., Bennett, D. and Gaynor, M., IGI Global, 2013.
  • Tarmizi, H., Payne, M., Noteboom, C., Zhang, C., Steinahuser, L., de Vreede, G., Zigurs, I. (2008). Collaboration engineering in distributed environments, e-Service Journal, pp. 76-97.
  • Tarmizi, H., Payne, M., Noteboom, C., Zhang, C., Steinahuser, L., de Vreede, G., Zigurs, I. (2008). Technical and Environmental Challenges Collaboration engineering in distributed environments. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Publishers, Berlin Heidelberg, Volume 4154, 2006.

Insu Park

Insu Park

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Management - State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
M.S., Marketing - Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
B.A., Business Administration - Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Biography

Insu Park is an associate professor in Business & Information Systems. His research interests include E-commerce, Healthcare & Social Media Analytics, Information Privacy, and Behavioral Issues in IS. His research has been published in several leading journals, including MIS Quarterly, Decision Science, Decision Support Systems, Information and Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and IEEE Transaction on System, Man and Cybernetics etc. He has numerous conference proceedings and presentations in leading conferences, such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the Academy of Management (AOM).

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Park's Teaching Interests include:

  • Networking/Data Telecommunication
  • Quantitative Analysis/Research Methods
  • Marketing Analytics/ Business Analytics
  • Marketing Research
  • Management Information Systems

Park's Research Interests include:

  • Information Privacy/Security
  • Electronic Commerce and Consumer Behaviors
  • Text Analytics/Content Analysis
  • IT Impact on Individual/Organization
  • Research Methods

  • Joseph A. Alutto Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007-2010

  • South Dakota Board of Regents Competitive Research grant (CRGP), 2016-2017
  • Research Grant Award, Dakota State University, 2014-2016
  • The Systems Testing Excellence Program (STEP) Research Grant, University of Memphis, 2012
  • Doctoral Program Recruitment and Enhancement Fund, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006

Selected Research Publication

  1. Park, I. and Cho, J., (2021), Is Effective Information Systems Use Vital for Job Satisfaction at Virtual Work? A Mediation Effect of Effective Information Systems Use on the Relationship Between Information Systems Support for Creativity and Job Satisfaction, Information Systems Frontiers: DOI: 10.1007/s10796-021-10208-7
  2. Park, I., and Vel, V., and Jun Liu, (2021), Th Role of Enterprise Crowdsourcing Systems on Knowledge Application, Journal of Computer Information Systems, page 1-11, DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2020.1865852.
  3. Bui, S., Kettinger, W., & Park, I. (2021), Identity Sharing and Adaptive Personalization Influencing Online Repurchases. Accepted at Journal of Computer Information Systems, page 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2021.1919939.
  4. Park, I. and Sarnikar, S., Cho, J., (2020) Disentangling the effects of efficacy-facilitating informational support on health resilience in online health communities based on phrase-level text analysis. Information & Management, 57(8), pp.
  5. Park, I., Sharman, R., and Rao, H. R. (2015), Disaster Experience and Hospital Information Systems (HIS), MIS Quarterly, 39(2), pp. 317-344.
  6. Park, I., Cho, J., and Rao, H. R. (2015), The Dynamics of Pre- and Post-Purchase Service on Dissonance and Consumer Evaluation of Online Retailers, Decision Science. 46(6), pp. 1109–1140.
  7. Park, I., Cho, J., and Rao, H.R. (2012). The Impact of Pre- and Post-Service Encounter Evaluation on Consumer Satisfaction in On-Line Environments: A Disconfirmation Perspective. Decision Support Systems. 52(2), pp. 415-426.
  8. Cho, J., Park, I., and J. W. Michel. (2011). How Does Leadership Affect Information Systems Success? A Transformational Leadership Approach, Information & Management. (48:7), pp. 249-312.
  9. Park, I., Bhatnagar, A., and Rao, H. R. (2010). Assurance Seals, Online Customer Satisfaction, and Repurchase Intention, International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC). 14(3), pp. 11–34.
  10. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2010). On the Two Factors Affecting Information Systems Success in Extreme Event Context, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). 52, pp. 181—185. Springer, Heidelberg.
  11. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2007). Short Term and Total Life Impact Analysis of Worms in Computer Systems. Decision Support Systems. 43(3), pp. 827-841.
  12. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2007). The Effect of Spam and Privacy Concerns on E-mail Users’ Behavior. Journal of Information System Security (JISSec), 3 (1). Pp. 39-62.
  13. Chai, S. Herath, T. C., Park, I., and Rao, H. R. (Alphabetical order) (2006). Repeated Use of E-Gov Web Sites: A Satisfaction and Confidentiality Perspective. International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 2(3), pp.1-22.
  14. Park, I., Lee, J. Upadhyaya, S., and Rao, H. R. (2006). Emerging Issues for Secure Knowledge Management: Results of Delphi Study. IEEE Transaction on System, Man and Cybernetics, 36(3), pp. 421-428.

Book Chapters

  1. Chai, S., Herath, T. C., Park, I., and Rao, H. R. "Repeated Use of E-Gov Web Sites: A Satisfaction and Confidentiality Perspective" in Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Hamid Nemati (Editor), Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), ISBN-13: 978-1-59904-933-5 (hardcover), 2008.
  2. In Electronic Government: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications edited by Dr. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko. ISBN 978-1-59904-947-2 (hardcopy), Information Science Reference, Hershey, New York.
  3. Singh, P., Singh, P., Park, I., Lee, J., and Rao, H. R. Information Assurance in the context of Information Sharing: A study of information attributes and their relative significance during catastrophic events. Book chapter in Cyber-Security and Global Information Assurance, IGI Global, 2009.

  1. Arnold Nzailu and Park, I., Cultural Influence and the Effective Use of Security Awareness in Congolese Organizations, HICSS 53, Grand Wailea, Maui, January 8-11. 2020.
  2. Vetrivadivel Vel & Park, I., How ECS Improve Creative Use of Employees’ Knowledge? AMCIS 2018, New Orleans, LA, August 16-18, 2018.
  3. Dheyaaldin Alsalman & Park, I., The Determinant of Selfless Misuse Intention and the Role of System Resilience under the Context of Disasters, AMCIS 2018, New Orleans, LA, August 16-18, 2018.
  4. Vel, V., Park, I., & Liu, J., The Effect of Enterprise Crowdsourcing Systems on Employees’ Innovative Behavior and Job Performance, HICSS 51, Big Island, Hawaii, January 3-6. 2018.
  5. Park, I., Cho, J., & Rao, H. R., Employee Privacy Concerns, Procedural Justice, and IS Satisfaction under non-Volitional Surveillance: A Comparative Study between Korea and the United States, The Pre-ICIS workshop “Culture in IS: Conducting Innovative Publication”, Seoul, South Korea, 9. 2017.
  6. Alsalman, D. & Park, I., Should I Misuse HIS for The Greater Good? The Determinant of Misuse HIS Intention and the Role of Systems Resilience under the Context of Disasters. 23rd AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA., August 10 - 12, 2017.
  7. Zahid B. Zamir & Park, I., The Impact of Knowledge Capture and Knowledge Sharing on Intention to Stay. 23rd AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA., August 10 - 12, 2017.
  8. Abdel-Rahman, Mohammad & Park, I., Health Social Network Websites: Design Features and Users’ Participation). 23rd AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA., August 10 - 12, 2017.
  9. Matofam, T., Liu, J., & Park, I., A Neuropsychological Approach for Investigating Behavioral Beliefs Using Facial Expression Emoticons. 23rd AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA., August 10 - 12, 2017.
  10. Dheyaaldin Alsalman & Park, I., The Effect of Using WLANs on Data Breaches: The Examination of the Moderating Role of Meaningful-Use Attestation, 22nd AMCIS 2016, San Diego, CA., August 11 - 13, 2016.
  11. Al-Ramahi, M., Park, I., & Liu, J., Users Acceptance of Health Behavioral Change Support Systems: An Empirical Investigation, 22nd AMCIS 2016, San Diego, CA., August 11 - 13, 2016.
  12. Park, I., Al-Ramahi, M., and Cho, J. (2015), The Effect of Perceived IS Support for Creativity on Job Satisfaction: The Role of effective IS use in virtual workplace, The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dallas, TX, Dec. 13-15.
  13. Al-Ramahi, M. and Park, I. (2015), The Influence of Peers Social Structure in Healthcare Social Networking Websites, 21st AMCIS, Puerto Rico, Aug. 13-15.
  14. Cho, J. and Park, I., (2013), Shared Leadership in Virtual Teams: Boundary Conditions for Team Identification and Cohesiveness. Western Academy of Management (WAOM), Santa Fe, NM.
  15. Park, I., Sharman, R., and Rao, H. R. (2012), The Role of Resilience in Information Systems in Hospitals, Pre-ICIS, the Workshop on E-business, Orlando, FL., Dec. 15.
  16. Cho, J., Park, I., and Lee, T. E. (2012), Leadership in Software Testing Teams. The Sixth International Research Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Software Testing. Memphis, Tennessee, July 24-25.
  17. Park, I., Lee, T. E., and Dhaliwal, J. (2012), Visualization and Simulation Tools for Software Development: Implications for Software Testing. The Sixth International Research Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Software Testing. Memphis, Tennessee, July 24-25.
  18. Bui, S., Park, I., and Kettinger, W.J. (2012), The Mediating Role of Adaptive Personalization in Online Shopping. 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Seattle, Washington, August 9-11.
  19. Cho, J., and Park, I. (2011), A Multi-Level Study of Charismatic Leadership, Identification, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: A Multifocal Approach. The Academy of Management (AOM), San Antonio, Texas. August 12-16.
  20. Park, I., Cho, J., and Rao, H. R. (2010), An Investigation of a Satisfaction Formation Process in Online Shopping: An Alternative Approach. WeB 2010 SIGeBIZ –9th Workshop on e-Business, Pre-ICIS workshop, St. Louis, Missouri, December 11.
  21. Park, I. (2009), The Study on the Relationship between Privacy Concerns and Information Systems Effectiveness. The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, Arizona, December 15-18.
  22. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2009), The Effect of Perceived Risk on Hospital Information Systems. WeB 2009 SIGeBIZ – Workshop on e-Business, Pre-ICIS workshop, Phoenix, Arizona, December 15.
  23. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2008), The Mediating Effect of Information Assurance on Information Infrastructure Performance, Workshop on Secure Knowledge Management (SKM 2008), Richardson, TX., USA, November 3-4.
  24. Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S. (2008), Risk and Resilience in the Face of Natural Disasters: A Study of Hospital Information Systems. (Research in Progress), 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, Canada.
  25. Cho, J. and Park, I. (2007), Transformational Leadership and Information Systems Effectiveness. The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montréal, Québec, Canada, December 12-15.
  26. I Park, R Sharman, HR Rao, S Upadhyaya, The Impact of Interdependent Risk on Health Care Information Infrastructure Effectiveness, 2nd Annual Symposium on Information Assurance, 2007, Buffalo, NY. June 6.
  27. Park, I., Kasturi, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., Upadhyaya, S., and Velu, D. (2007), Critical Risk Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Public Health Information Systems Infrastructure. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 4-7.
  28. Park, I., Bhatnagar, A., and Rao, H. R. (2007), The Effect of Third Party Seals on Consumers’

Michael Roach

Michael Roach

Assistant Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., University of Sioux Falls
B.S., University of South Dakota

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Co-founder, Dakota State University Center for Proactive Management

Creator, Developer, and Emcee, Dakota State University Entrepreneurs Day

Founding Member, University Center Faculty Advisory Group

DeWayne Mork Award of Excellence in Service (2020) 

UC Teacher in Excellence nominee (2016)

USD Order of Omega Greek Award for Outstanding Alumnus (2014) 

Founding Member, Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Advisory Board

Ronghua Shan

Ronghua Shan

Professor / Coordinator for Master of Science in Information Systems Program

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.E., Zhejiang University of Technology

Biography

Dr. Shan teaches Data Management courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include database security, metadata management and constraint modelling and processing.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

  • Governor Janklow’s Advanced Governor’s Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology, May 2001
  • Governor Janklow’s Governor’s Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology, May 2000

  • Seed Grant, “Discovering Business Insights through the Application of Various Data Mining Techniques in Healthcare Industry,” January 2008
  • Distance Education Summer Technology Grant, Dakota State University, summer 2004
  • Distance Education Summer Technology Grant, Dakota State University, summer 2003
  • Distance Education Summer Technology Grant, Dakota State University, summer 1999

  • “Classifying facts and opinions in Twitter messages: a deep learning-based approach” with Swayambhu Chatterjee, Shuyuan Deng, Jun Liu and Wu Jiao. Journal of Business Analytics, 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1, 29-39.

  • “CEO’s Communication Styles and their Effect on Organizational Performance” with Bojja Giridhar, Jun Liu, and Yong Wang. AMCIS 2022, Minneapolis, MN, August 10-14, 2022.
  • “A Novel Recommender System for Online Climate Change Petitions” with Ahmed Noshokaty. Paper-A-Thon. Thirty ninth International Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2018.
  • “Impact of E-Visits on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers” with Ali Ahmed, Tareq Nasralah, Renae Spohn, Julie Wulf Plimpton, Yong Wang, Cherie Noteboom, and Linda Parks. AMCIS 2017, Boston, MA, August 10-12, 2017.
  • “Enhancing Database Teaching Using Oracle Application Express on Oracle 11g Database,” Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22-25, 2008.
  • “Integrating Oracle Database Technology into Data Management Curriculum: What DSU Students Learn.’ Sioux Falls Tech Summit. Sioux Falls Convention Center, November 9, 2006.
  • “What Attributes Determine Patient Satisfaction with Health Care Delivery in a Community Health Center,” Proceedings of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Indianapolis, March 23-25, 2006.
  • “Enhancing the Performance of Distance Course Delivery through Web Usage Mining,” Proceedings of the 22nd Pan-Pacific Conference, Shanghai, China, 2005.
  • “Teaching Oracle Database through Distance,” Proceedings of 13th International Conference of Pacific Rim Management, Seattle, Washington, July 30 -- August 3, 2003.
  • “Integrating Oracle into Database Curricula,” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, November 23 -- 26, 2002.
  • “The Installation of an Oracle Server and Oracle 8 Systems Software at Dakota State University in Conjunction with the Integration of Oracle Systems Software into the College of Business and Information Systems’ Current Curriculum,” with Rick Christoph and John Webster, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Hawaii, April 2000.
  • “Ubiquitous Computing and Education in the 21st Century,” with Jun Lu, Proceedings of the Conference of Computing Excellence in the Work Force, Sioux Falls, SD, April, 1999.
  • “International Joint Ventures in China: Problems and Prospects,” Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, November, 1997.
  • Accounting Price and Calculation on Project Evaluation, with Wang, Caogan and An, Jingwen. China Science and Technology Publishing Company, Beijing, China, 1992.
  • “The Review and Improvement of the Chinese Enterprise Management Contract System,” with Zen Xianlin. Proceedings of the Ninth Pan-Pacific Conference, Calgary, Canada, 1992.
  • Marketing, with Li, Mingheng and Tang Xionghua. China Coal Publishing Press: Beijing, China, 1990.
  • “The Evolution and Trend of Distribution of Materials in China,” with Zen, Xianlin. Proceedings of the Sixth Pan-Pacific Conference, Singapore, 1989.

Wendy Simmermon

Wendy Simmermon

Lecturer

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.B.A., University of Sioux Falls
B.S., Northern State University

Biography

Wendy Simmermon is an instructor in the DSU BIS department focusing on Principles of Accounting I and II, business, management, and QuickBooks Online.

She is a Certified QuickBooks Online User (QBOU) and a QuickBooks Online Accountant.

Her professional organizations and designations include: Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Series Certified Instructor; Toast Master’s International, – Competent Communicator and Competent Leader; Junior Achievement – Volunteer and local board organizer.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Dissertation: A Study of a Two-Year College and How it Fosters Lifelong Learning and Empowerment; University of South Dakota, December 2009.

Kilian Community College Institutional Assessment Plan at the NCA-HLC, October 2015.

Classroom Improvement Practices: Peer Evaluations: Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC), May 2010.

The Financial Side of Daycare Business: Family Childcare Provides of South Dakota (FCCPSD), April 2018.

Renae Spohn

Renae Spohn

Director of HIM Programs / Coordinator for Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management Program

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2020
Graduate Certificate, Technology Management, Colorado Technical University, 2006
A.S., Management Information Systems, Colorado Technical University, 2003
M.B.A., Healthcare Administration, City University, 1999
B.S., Medical Record Administration, Dakota State University, 1984
A.S., Medical Record Technology, Dakota State University, 1984
A.S., Medical Record Transcription, Dakota State University, 1984

Biography

Renae Spohn is the Director of the Health Information Management programs at Dakota State University. She is also the Coordinator of the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management program.

She is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), a certified professional in healthcare informatics (CPHI) and healthcare quality (CPHQ), and a fellow in the American Health Information Management Association and in the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Renae serves as the Chair of DSU's CQI Committee. She is a member of the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and has also served as a Peer Reviewer for CAHIIM, the accreditation organization for HIM educational programs. She has served on the SDHIMA Board of Directors and has been President of SDHIMA. She has served on the AHIMA Board of Directors and has served on the AHIMA Fellowship Committee, Triumph Awards Committee, and Nominating Committee. She served as a Chair and Co-Chair of the Long-Term Care Practice Council for several years. In addition, she has served as a Baldrige Evaluator for the Performance Excellence Network (SD, ND, MN).

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

I believe a successful model teacher (Richmond, Boysen, & Gurung, 2021) working in the Health Information Management (HIM) field exhibits the following attitudes and behaviors: commitment as a lifetime learner; passion for growing the profession and giving back; genuinely interested in helping students to be successful; professional; knowledgeable but curious to learn more; innovative; efficient with student’s time and resources; prepares students for the workplace by assigning student tasks and projects that are practical and important in the workplace; organized; engaged; easy to talk with; provides positive words of wisdom and inspiration to students; is responsive to students; and is an enthusiastic leader utilizing up to date course content.

My favorite courses to teach are Health Information Management, Health Informatics, Healthcare Data Analytics, Health Information Governance, Healthcare Data Integrity, Health Information & Informatics Research, Electronic Health Record Application Current Trends and New Technologies.

My research interests and passions surround the electronic health record documentation system of healthcare including healthcare information governance, data integrity, security, patient privacy, safety, and consumer literacy.

  • HIM 265 Course DSU Quality Matters Certified DSU 2021
  • Golden Key International Honor Society USD 2016
  • SDHIMA Distinguished Member SDHIMA 2014
  • CQI Team Recognition DSU 2014, 2015
  • Outstanding Professional Achievement DSU Alumni Association 2010
  • SDHIMA Board Member of the Year SDHIMA 2006
  • SDHIMA President’s Plaque SDHIMA 2005
  • Honorable mention photograph in poster contest AHIMA 2001
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 1999/2000

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Informatics (CPHI)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Fellow of American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA)
  • Fellow of National Healthcare Quality Association (FNAHQ)

Faculty Research Initiative Funding DSU 2022
  • The NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Self-Assessment Process for Enterprise Planning in Healthcare Settings: A Health Case Study
  • Success Factors for Passing the CHDA Credentialing Exam: A Case Study

Faculty Research Initiative Funding DSU 2016

  • Towards Improvement of Safety for Patient Health Information Exchange
  • Finding the Most Effective ICD-10-CM/PCS Training Method
Faculty Research Initiative Funding DSU 2014
  • Toward Understanding HIM Student Learning Activity Preferences in Blended Learning Classes
Faculty Research Initiative Funding DSU 2013
  • The Self-Assessment Process and Impacts on the HIM Program Performance: A Case Study
Grant for research on optical storage systems AHIMA 1997

  • Spohn, R., Schweinle III, W., Berg-Poppe, P., South-Winter, C., & DeJong, D. (2021). FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFULLY PASSING CERTIFICATION EXAMS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 18(4).
  • Spohn, R., Schweinle III, W., South-Winter, C., & DeJong, D. (2021). CHDA CERTIFICATION EXAM SUCCESS FACTORS. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 18(4).
  • Spohn, R., Schweinle III, W., South-Winter, C., & DeJong, D. (2021). RHIA CERTIFICATION EXAM SUCCESS FACTORS. Perspectives in Health Information Management 18(4).
  • Spohn, R. (2020). Factors Associated with Successfully Passing Health Information Certification Exams (Doctoral dissertation, University of South Dakota).
  • Ahmed, A., Nasralah, T., Wang, Y., Noteboom, C., Spohn, R., Parks, L., ... & Shan, R. (2017). Impact of E-Visits on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers.
  • Spohn, R. (2015). The Self-Assessment Process and Impacts on the Health Information Management Program Performance: A Case Study. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 12(Spring).
  • Force, A. L. T. C. T. (2013). AHIMA's Long-Term Care Health Information Practice and Documentation Guidelines. Introduction: Purpose and Use of These Guidelines. AHIMA's Long-Term Care Health Information Practice and Documentation Guidelines. Introduction: Purpose and Use of These Guidelines/AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association.
  • Bartschat, W., Burrington-Brown, J., Carey, S., Chen, J., Deming, S., Durkin, S., ... & Hisle, R. (2006). Surveying the RHIO landscape. A description of current RHIO models, with a focus on patient identification. Journal of AHIMA, 77(1), 64A-64D.

CAHIIM Fall Festival: Higher Education Summit 2022
  • Escaping the Ordinary: Building and Using Escape Rooms for HIM Student Assessment, Soft Skills Reinforcement, and Recruitment


SDHIMSS Webinar 2021

  • A Brief Review of Certification Testing Success Factors

CAHIIM Fall Festival: Navigating Higher Education 2021

  • HIM STEM Student Recruitment IS BiG BUSiness!

DSU Research Symposium Spring 2021
  • Factors For Successfully Passing HIM Certification Exams

USD IdeaFest Spring 2021

  • Factors For Successfully Passing HIM Certification Exams

SDHIMA Spring 2019

  • Diving into Data Analytics

SDHIMA Fall 2018
  • Healthcare Delivery and Financing Models

FDI/AOE Summer 2018

  • Eating the Data Analytics Elephant One Bite at a Time
  • SDIGO-The Game of Life!

SDHIMSS Spring 2018

  • Healthcare Delivery and Financing Models

AHIMA National Convention 2016 (ePoster)

  • Cruising Through CAHIIM Curriculum Update
  • Toward Understanding HIM Student Learning Activity Preferences in Blended Learning Classes

AHIMA AOE Summer 2016
  • Bloom to the Moon with Interactive Case Study Scenarios (Co-Presenter)

SDHIMSS/SDAHO Fall 2015
  • Practical Strategies and Skills for Advancing an Information Governance Program

DSU Research Day 2015

  • Toward Understanding HIM Student Learning Activity Preferences in Blended Learning Classes

Salem Community Spring 2015

  • Identity Theft Awareness (Co-presenter)

DSU Faculty Development 2015

  •  Course Design in 3 HIM Blended Learning Courses

SDHIMA Fall 2014

  • HIM Legal CSI Challenge

SDAHQ Fall 2014

  • Strategic Planning for Fellowship (Co-presenter)


DSU Research Day 2014
• The Self-Assessment Process and Impacts on the HIM Program
Performance: A Case Study (Presentation and poster)

Daniel Talley

Daniel Talley

Professor / MBA Graduate Program Coordinator

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

PhD in Economics, University of Oregon, 1996
BS in Economics and Computer Science with a Business Emphasis, University of Puget Sound, 1990

Biography

Teaching Interests:
Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, Money and Banking, Statistics/Econometrics, and Open Economy Macroeconomics (International Trade Theory and Practice)

Dan teaches in the undergraduate and graduate business and information systems programs at Dakota State University. Dan teaches economics, statistics, and graduate courses each semester. Dan has published and presented over twenty original research and conference papers studying aspects of international trade, macro econometrics, banking, and finance, as well as teaching economics with computer technology. DSU co-author Dr. Yen-Ling Chang and Dan had their research paper “Bank Risk in a Decade of Low-Interest Rates” published in the Journal of Economics and Finance in July 2017. Dr. Talley was appointed Undergraduate Business Programs Coordinator for the College of Business and Information Systems.

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Deb Tech

Deb Tech

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., E-Commerce - Northcentral University, 2008
M.B.A., International Business - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
B.A., Mathematics and Spanish - Concordia Teachers College, 1985

Biography

Dr. Tech is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Internship Coordinator for the College of Business and Information Systems and the Beacom College of Computing. She has been with DSU since 1999. Her formal training includes an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in Math and Spanish, an MBA in International Business, and a PhD in e-commerce.

Dr. Tech’s teaching philosophy is focused on providing each student with the life-long tools necessary to succeed in the technologically changing business world. The use and evaluation of new technologies are incorporated in her classes, emphasizing hands-on application when possible.

Her classroom environment fosters open dialogue, exploration of new ideas, mutual respect, and expansion of concepts to the marketing field. Dr. Tech’s easy, open rapport with students, while maintaining a rigorous learning environment, has led to her receiving the Teagarden Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. She was also nominated for the ACBSP teaching award in 2018.

Dr. Tech’s research interests are in the areas of Disruptive Technologies and their impacts on business and marketing. (i.e.: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, Internet of Things, and Virtual/Augmented Reality)

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Tech's teaching interests include:

  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Promotional Management
  • Merchandising
  • Business, Information Systems, and Computer Science Internships
  • Spanish I and II
  • Organizational Management
  • Marketing Technology
  • Personal Selling and Sales Management
  • Consumer Behavior

  • Recipient of the Dr. Ernest Teagarden Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)
  • Recipient of the DeWayne Mork Award for Excellence in Service (2019).

  • Brooks, P. Nord and D. Tech (2022). HRSA Public Health Workforce Grant, Avera Rural Health Institute.
  • Tech (2012, May). TechWomen Program Initiative at Dakota State University. Grant proposal with the Department of State’s TechWomen Initiative. Unfunded.

  • S. Lakkaraju, D. Tech, and S. Deng (2017, July). A Framework for Profiling Prospective Students in Higher Education: Prospect profiling in higher education marketing. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition. IGI Global.
  • D. Tech (2014, December). Positioning and LinkedIn - Marketing Technology. Marketing lesson for publication on Merlot.org.

  • D. Tech and Walsh, L. (2019, November). DSU's Deb Tech Explains Blockchain. In the Moment, SDPB. https://listen.sdpb.org/post/dsus-deb-tech-explains-blockchain
  • D. Tech (2018, November). Amazon and online retailers interview with KSFY. Televised interview with Vanessa Gomez, KSFY morning news.
  • D. Bennett and D. Tech (2018, June). Supporting Retention by Building Program Communities Using Learning Management Systems (LMS). Poster presentation at Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Conference in Kansas City, MO.
  • M. Kearl, C. Noteboom and D. Tech (2017, May and July). A Novel Improvement to Google Scholar Ranking Algorithms Through Broad Topic Search. Poster presentation at Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) Conference in Springfield, Illinois on May. Paper presentation at 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), July 2017.
  • D. Nelson and D. Tech (2014, October). Lead the parade: a case study depicting the use of traditional and online marketing strategies to expand into the hyper-growth market in the Bakken region of North Dakota. Paper presented at the South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Rapid City, SD.
  • N. El-Bendary, B. Naik, & D. Tech (2012, October). Does Culture Influence Learning Styles? A Comparative Study of Two Cultures. Paper presented at the South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Deadwood, SD.
  • M. Franco, B. Naik, & D. Tech (2010, October). A Comparative Study of Learning Styles of Business Students in The United States and the Dominican Republic. Paper presented at South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Rapid City, SD.
  • Tech Coffey, D. & Walters, J. (2010, October). Digital Television Broadcast Adoption in Latin America. Paper presented at the SDIB, Rapid City, SD.
  • Tech Coffey, D. (2009, October). Examining Networking Effects and Digital Television Adoption in Latin America: A Focus on Argentina. Paper presented at SDIB, Rapid City, SD.
  • Tech Coffey, D. (2009, May). Influences: Development of an International Businesswoman. Presentation to the South Dakota American Association of University Women, Madison, SD.
  • Tech Coffey, D. (2008, May). Business cultures: Dubai, Spain, Colombia and the UK. A good ol' fashioned slide show with commentary. Presentation at the DSU Faculty Development Workshop, Madison, SD.

Shannon Vostad

Shannon Vostad

Administrative Assistant II

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Brenda Warren

Brenda Warren

Administrative Assistant I

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

Julie Wulf Plimpton

Julie Wulf Plimpton

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

M.S., Health Informatics - Dakota State University, 2014
B.S., Health Information Management - Dakota State University, 1992
A.S., Health Information Management, Dakota State University

Biography

Julie is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), as well as a certified professional in healthcare informatics (CHPI).  She has served on the South Dakota Health Information Management (SDHIMA) Board of Directors and has been the President of SDHIMA.  Julie also has served on the education committee for the South Dakota Healthcare Information and Management System Society (SDHIMSS).

Julie teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in health information management and health informatics programs at Dakota State University. Her classes include; Introduction to Health Information Management, Legal Aspects of Health Information I & II, Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems, Practical Coding Applications, Clinical Documentation Integrity, and several other graduate-level courses.

Julie is also the Supervise Professional Practice Coordinator.  In this role, she works with students to organize their unpaid internships in healthcare facilities.

Previous to coming to DSU, Julie has 30+ years of healthcare experience in health information management.  She has experience as a clinic manager, project manager for an electronic health record software company, a consultant in HIM for a long-term care organization, and a director of HIM in an acute care hospital. 

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

DSU Alumni Association – Service to Alma Mater award (October 2019).

American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

American Health Information Management Association, Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI).

"Comparative Study of HIM Professionals Comprehension and Use of Data Protection on Mobile Devices" Journal of AHIMA 90, no.10 (October 2019): 32-33, 43.

Author: Wulf Plimpton, Julie, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI.

“The Evolution of Technology in HIM: Where Are You in Your Journey?” Journal of AHIMA 90, no. 3 (March 2019): 26–27; 28.

Authors: Wulf Plimpton, Julie, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI, and Wickard, Amanda, MBA, RHIA, CPHI.

“Beyond the Basics for Health Informatics Professionals.” Journal of AHIMA 89, no. 8 (September 2018): 58–63.

Authors: Campbell, A., RHIA, Hernandez, S., MSMIS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS, CHC, Houser, S., Ph.D., MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, Paulson, D., MJ, RHIA, CHPS, Pirie-St. Pierre, M., RHIA, CPHI, Ryznar, B., MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, CPHI, RPH, CPHIMS,. Wulf Plimpton, J., MSHI, RHIA, CPHI.

“Impact of E-Visits on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers.”

Authors: Ali Ahmed, Dakota State University, Tareq Nasralah, Dakota State University, Yong Wang, Dakota State University, Cherie Noteboom, Dakota State University, Renae Spohn, Dakota State University, Linda Parks, Dakota State University, Julie Wulf Plimpton, Dakota State University, Ronghua Shan, Dakota State University (2017).

Led the meeting for the South Dakota Health Information Management Association Spring meeting.

Benefits of Being a HIMSS Member, South Dakota Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (SDHIMSS) (February 4, 2021).

Scrubs Camp, University of South Dakota (2018-2019).

Diving into Data Analytics, South Dakota Health Information Management Association (April 22, 2019).

EHR Customization: Improved Efficiencies or Risky Business, AHIMA online seminar (October 10, 2018).

Eating the Data Analytic Elephant One Bite at a Time, AHIMA FDI/AOE (July 2018).

Scrubs Camp, Dakota State University (2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019).

Health Science Class, McCook Central School, Salem SD (2018).

Health Science Class, Oldham Ramona School, Ramona SD (2018).

Health Science Class, Huron SD (2017).

Living Well at Home Research Project for the Good Samaritan Society to the Oregon Health Information Management Association, Portland, OR (2014).

Presented - Legal Concepts of the Medical Record for Lorman Business Products, Pierre, SD (1999).

David Zeng

David Zeng

Associate Professor

Department

College of Business and Information Systems

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
M.B.A., Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
M.S.C.S., California State University, Long Beach

Biography

Teaching Interests:
Predictive Analytics for Decision-making, Programming for Data Analytics (Python), Business Intelligence & Visualization, Deep Learning, AI Applications, Applied AI & applications, and Strategy & Application of AI in Organizations.

David's research has been published at top-tier, peer-reviewed journals including MIS Quarterly, and has been funded by both internal and external grants. David received the Merrill D. Hunter Award of Excellence in Research in 2020.

Academic Responsibilities:
Director, Center for Business Analytics Research (CBAR)

Contact

Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165
Email
Website

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