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Ronghua Shan

Ronghua Shan

Ronghua Shan

Professor / Coordinator for Master of Science in Information Systems Program


College of Business and Information Systems


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


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.


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

  • 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.