Faculty

Meet our excellent MSET faculty:

Mark Geary
Mark Geary
Mark Geary

Position: Associate Professor

Department: College of Education

Education:
Ed.D. Instructional Technology, University of Central Florida
M.A. Education, University of Central Florida
B.A., University of Central Florida

Mark has over 30 hrs of additional graduate coursework in Literacy and Administration. He has over 25 years as a teacher, administrator and professor, including 10 years as a K-12 classroom teacher. His research focuses on Educational Technology, Sequential Art applied to education and the impact of Common Core initiatives in schools.

Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes
Mark Hawkes

Position: Dean of Graduate Studies & Research / Professor of Instructional Technology

Department: Graduate Office

Education:
Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Mark Hawkes is Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Dakota State University, also holding the rank of Professor of Instructional Technology. Previous positions were held at the Evaluation and Policy Information Center of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Chicago and the Center for Instructional Development at Syracuse University where he also received a Ph.D.  Mark has led and participated in a number of district and statewide studies and evaluations of educational technology fueling his research interests in the outcomes of educational technology application on student learning and teacher professional development. Additional research is also applied to understand optimal instructional design in distributed learning environments. In 2002, Mark was recognized by the South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents with their inaugural “Best Practice in E-Learning” Award. Mark also has the only distinction of having been recognized with both DSU’s Researcher of Year Award (2007), and Teacher of the Year Award (2016). Mark serves on the editorial boards of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, the Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.  Recent publications have appeared in American School Board Journal, Technology Horizons in Education Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Technology, Journal of Research in Rural Education, the Journal of Educational Technology Systems and Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and a recent book entitled “Toys, Tools, and Teachers: The Challenges of Technology” published by Scarecrow Education Press.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Department: College of Education

Education:
E.D., University of Memphis
M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S.Ed., Dakota State University

Kevin teaches math education, STEM, and educational technology courses in the College of Education. He is also the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Educational Technology (MSET) program in the College of Education. Prior to his work at DSU, he was a Learning Technologist and Instructional Designer for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Council for Economic Education. Kevin began his career as a high school math teacher. ​

Haomin Wang
Haomin Wang
Haomin Wang

Position: Manager of Instructional Technology

Department: Information Technology Services