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

John Nelson

John Nelson

John Nelson

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., English, University of South Dakota, 2004
M.A., English, University of Wyoming, 1984
B.S., English Education, Black Hills State University, 1982