Faculty

Meet our expert Ph.D. in Information Systems 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 of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Hawaii
M.A., University of Hawaii
M.S., Alexandria University
B.S., Alexandria University

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.

Steve Graham
Steve Graham
Steve Graham

Position: Associate Professor of Computer Game Design

Department: The 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: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach

Position: Professor of Computer Science / Coordinator for MSCSC

Department: The 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: Coordinator for MSA / Associate Professor of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.S., University of Arizona
B.A., Nanjing University

Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli
Josh Pauli

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

Department: Research and Economic Development

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 Information Systems / Coordinator for the D.Sc. in Cyber Security

Department: The 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.

Insu Park
Insu Park
Insu Park

Position: Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., State University of NY, Buffalo
M.S., Hanyang University
B.C., Hanyang University

Insu Park is an assistant professor in Business & Information Systems. His research interests include E-commerce, Healthcare & Social Media Analytics, Information Privacy, and Behavioral Issues in IS. His research has been published in several leading journals, including MIS Quarterly, Decision Science, Decision Support Systems, Information and Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and IEEE Transaction on System, Man and Cybernetics etc. He has numerous conference proceedings and presentations in leading conferences, such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the Academy of Management (AOM).

Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan
Ronghua Shan

Position: Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems / Coordinator for MSIS

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
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.

Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff
Kevin Streff

Position: Professor of Information Assurance / Coordinator for MSCD

Department: The 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 of Economics / Undergraduate 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).