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Tom Halverson

Tom Halverson

Tom Halverson

Associate Professor of Computer Science


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences


Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.S., University of Iowa
B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris


Dr. Tom Halverson has been a Computer Science faculty member at Dakota State University since 1999. He received a BA from the University of Minnesota, Morris and MS as well as PhD from The University of Iowa. Tom focuses on teaching, student engagement, and out-of-class projects. He is committed to all facets of student success. For 10 years, he served as Dean, but has returned to a faculty position. Tom is the advisor to the DSU Computer Club – the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Through this group, he organized “Help Night” to encourage peer mentoring for all levels of computer courses. He also organizes student volunteers for campus events, K-12 outreach, and campus projects.


Office Location: Beacom Institute of Technology
Phone: (605) 256-5901