Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Mary Francis

Mary Francis

Mary Francis

Interim Director of the Library


Karl E. Mundt Library


M.S., University of South Dakota
M.A., The University of Iowa
B.A., The Franciscan University


Mary Francis has a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa and a Master's in Technology for Education and Training from the University of South Dakota. She is currently working on an Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education Administration from the University of South Dakota. Her current research interests include: the use of fun as a motivational technique in instruction, the impact of the library on student success, and privacy issues related to student data systems.


Office Location: Karl E. Mundt Library
Phone: 605-256-5203