Faculty

Meet our expert MSA faculty:

Dorine Bennett
Dorine Bennett
Dorine Bennett

Position: Dean of College of Business and Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
B.S., Dakota State University

Dorine is the Academic Dean of College of Business and Information Systems. She is an active member of national and regional health information management associations, and has earned Fellowship status in the American Health Information Management Association. Prior to coming to DSU, she worked in the health information management field in long term care, community health, and acute care settings.

Omar El-Gayar
Omar El-Gayar
Omar El-Gayar

Position: Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1995
M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996
M.S., University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, 1991
B.S., University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, 1987

Omar El-Gayar, Ph.D. is a Professor of Information Systems. His research interests include: analytics, business intelligence, and decision support with applications in problem domain areas such as healthcare, environmental management, and security planning and management. His inter-disciplinary educational background and training is in information technology, computer science, economics, and operations research. Dr. El-Gayar’s industry experience includes working as an analyst, modeler, and programmer. His numerous publications appear in various IT related fields. He is a member of AIS, ACM, INFORMS, and DSI.

Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach

Position: Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
M.S., Moorhead State University
B.S., Moorhead State University

I am a senior member of the Computer Science faculty, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.  My current teaching is focused in the areas of Program Languages, Operating Systems, and Advanced Database topics.  I also serve on several university and college committees along with working with students as academic advisor and graduate project advisor.

Jun Liu
Jun Liu
Jun Liu

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Chris Olson
Chris Olson
Chris Olson

Position: Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., Business Administration, Northcentral University, 2013
M.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2004
B.S., Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2001

Dr. Chris Olson teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, specializing in Office applications, both client and server side web programming, and developing dynamic mobile applications. He serves on the Barrier Free Learning Committee and his research interests include accessibility, utilization of assistive software technology, and universal design concepts.

Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli

Position: Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Software Engineering, North Dakota State University, 2006
M.S. Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2003
B.S. Computer Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2002

Dr. Josh Pauli teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security and has published over 30 papers related to software security. His work also includes invited presentations from DEFCON, Black Hat Briefings, and The National Security Agency (NSA). He is the Director of the DSU Cyber Corps Scholarship Program and the Principal for DSU’s Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, which is designated by the NSA.

Wayne Pauli
Wayne Pauli
Wayne Pauli

Position: Professor / Coordinator for the D.Sc. in Cyber Security

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan

Position: Associate Professor / Program Coordinator of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff

Position: Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Dr. Streff is professor and director of the FinTech Cyber Lab, which is part of the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs), an interdisciplinary security and privacy research center at Dakota State University. He has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, and credit operations. Dr. Streff is founder and strategist of SBS Cybersecurity, a security consulting, education and auditing firm focused on improving security in community banks and credit unions across the country. Dr. Streff is founder and past president of InfraGard - South Dakota, a partnership program between private industry and the U.S. government. Dr. Streff has testified several times to congressional committees in the field and in Washington DC, helping lawmakers understand the security issues which need attention in the banking sector. He speaks nationally on security issues and solutions relevant to small and medium-sized banks, and has worked with Inc. Magazine, Forbes, CNN, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to communicate his ideas.

Daniel Talley
Daniel Talley
Daniel Talley

Position: Professor / Program Coordinator for Business

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Yong Wang
Yong Wang
Yong Wang

Position: Assistant Research Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
M.Eng., Wuhan University, China
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Yong Wang is an assistant professor in the College of Business and Information Systems. His research focuses on security and privacy issues in wireless networks, mobile devices, social networks, and Big Data. Wang received a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society.