Faculty

Meet our exceptional MSACS faculty:

Steve Graham
Steve Graham
Steve Graham

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., University of Kansas
B.S., University of Kansas

Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson
Tom Halverson

Position: Associate Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl

Position: Instructor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
M.S.Ed., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

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.

Chris Olson
Chris Olson
Chris Olson

Position: Associate 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: Vice President for Research and Economic Development / Director of Cyclops Lab

Department: President’s Office

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 of Computer Science / Coordinator for the D.Sc. in Cyber Security

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Northern State University

A South Dakota native, Dr. Pauli has been associated with DSU since 1998. He is a Professor in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences where he coordinates the Cyber Security Doctoral program. He is a fan of the DSU Trojan athletic programs, and is fortunate that he gets to work with his wife , Crystal (Dean of the College of Education), son Josh (Professor in the Beacom College), and his daughter Tara (adjunct faculty in the College of BIS). He also has another son, Jeremy, who is a data architect for General Motors. Wayne is proud of the fact that all three of his children as well as himself have graduate degrees from DSU.

Zixing Shen
Zixing Shen
Zixing Shen

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D. in Management, Case Western Reserve University
M.A. in Management, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
BA, Sichuan University, China

Dr. Shen teaches introduction to management, introduction of management information systems, organizational behavior, technology and innovation management, decision support systems, among others.

Dr. Shen’s research focuses on the use of technology in organizations. She has published in leading journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and presented at premier conferences including Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff

Position: Professor of Information Assurance

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., Temple University
B.B.A., Dakota State University

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

Education:
PhD in Economics, University of Oregon, 1996
BS in Economics and Computer Science with a Business Emphasis, University of Puget Sound, 1990

Teaching Interests:
Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics, Money and Banking, Statistics/Econometrics, and Open Economy Macroeconomics (International Trade Theory and Practice)

Dan teaches in the undergraduate and graduate business and information systems programs at Dakota State University. Dan teaches economics, statistics, and graduate courses each semester. Dan has published and presented over twenty original research and conference papers studying aspects of international trade, macroeconometrics, banking and finance, as well as teaching economics with computer technology. DSU co-author Dr. Yen-Ling Chang and Dan had their research paper “Bank Risk in a Decade of Low Interest Rates” published in the Journal of Economics and Finance in July 2017. Dr. Talley was appointed Undergraduate Business Programs Coordinator for the College of Business and Information Systems and also serves as Academic Director of the MadLabs Center for Business Analytics Research (CBAR). 

Yong Wang
Yong Wang
Yong Wang

Position: Associate Research Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Dr. Wang received his B.S. and M.S.E degrees in Computer Science from Wuhan University (China) in 1995 and 1998. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. His research focuses on security and privacy issues in wireless networks, mobile devices, cloud, and Internet of Things. His research is supported by both the National Science Foundation and the state of South Dakota.