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Pat Engebretson

Pat Engebretson

Pat Engebretson

Dean, Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Department

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education

DSc. in Information Systems, Dakota State University
MS in Information Systems, Dakota State University
BS in Psychology, North Dakota State University
BS in Sociology, North Dakota State University

Biography

Dr. Pat Engebretson serves as the Dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. An alumnus of DSU, he holds a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance. He also spent several years as a DSU faculty member, teaching courses in computer science, networking, and cyber security. As Dean of the Beacom College, Dr. Engebretson creates an environment that fosters student growth and an atmosphere in which faculty and students are excited to teach, research, and learn. He has published many articles related to cyber security, and a book titled The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Made Easy. He lives in Madison with his wife, Lori, and their three daughters.

Contact

Office Location: Beacom Institute of Technology
Phone: 605-256-5838
Email