Faculty

Meet our expert MSIA faculty:

Kyle Cronin
Kyle Cronin
Kyle Cronin

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc., Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Dr. Cronin teaches within the technology/security programs at DSU and manages DSU’s information assurance lab at DSU. In addition, he works with the campus’s ITS department helping to manage the DSU network.

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

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 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.

Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky

Position: Associate Professor of Information Assurance / Forensics

Department: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
D.Sc., Dakota State University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

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.

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.