Faculty

Meet our expert Ph.D. in Information Systems faculty:

Andrew Behrens
Andrew Behrens
Andrew Behrens

Position: Instructor of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

David Bishop
David Bishop
David Bishop

Position: Associate Professor of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

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

As a member of the graduate faculty, Dr. Bishop teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in information systems and computer science focusing on software engineering and related topics such as systems analysis and design, database programming and multi-tier architectures. Dr. Bishop’s research centers on agile methodologies and includes publications in international conferences and journals as well as regional conferences. 

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.

Kathy Engbrecht
Kathy Engbrecht
Kathy Engbrecht

Position: Instructor of Computer Science / Retention Specialist

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl
Robert Honomichl

Position: Instructor of Information Systems

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

Position: Instructor of Computer Science

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

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

Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach
Stephen Krebsbach

Position: Professor of Computer Science / Coordinator for Master of Science in Computer Science Program

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.

Jim McKeown
Jim McKeown
Jim McKeown

Position: Lecturer of Computer Education

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., Teachers College / Columbia University
B.S., South Dakota State University

Dr. McKeown teaches Visual Basic programming courses, computer hardware, MIS, and web programming courses at DSU. He is involved in farm management, data collection and data mining. His book, Programming in Visual Basic: The Very Beginner's Guide, is in its fourth edition. In addition, he's the mastermind behind the BIS Soup Lunch.

Barbara Myers
Barbara Myers
Barbara Myers

Position: Lecturer of Computer Science

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education:
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Mississippi University For Women

Barbara teaches for the College of Business and Information Systems at University Center in the area of information systems, computer science, and networking.  Other areas of work include web and database design for small companies and local users, and advising online and University Center students.

Cherie Noteboom
Cherie Noteboom
Cherie Noteboom

Position: Associate Professor of Management Info Systems / Coordinator for PhD in Info Systems / Co-Coordinator for Center of Excellence

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Omaha
E.D., University of South Dakota
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
B.S., South Dakota State University

Chris Olson
Chris Olson
Chris Olson

Position: Associate Professor / Coordinator for Information Systems Program

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.

Insu Park
Insu Park
Insu Park

Position: Associate 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 associate 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: Professor of Computer Information Systems / Coordinator for Master of Science in Information Systems Program

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.

Wendy Simmermon
Wendy Simmermon
Wendy Simmermon

Position: Instructor of Business and Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

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). 

David Zeng
David Zeng
David Zeng

Position: Assistant Professor / Research of Information Systems

Department: College of Business and Information Systems

Education:
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
M.B.A., Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
M.S.C.S., California State University, Long Beach