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Meet Our Faculty

We’ve assembled research and teaching biographies of some of our graduate faculty below.  They are organized by college affiliation.  Though some may be in a different college than your Beacom College home, they may be able to help you with your dissertation or other research ideas.  Please browse through the list as you like.  If you find a faculty that would be a good addition to your dissertation committee, please discuss that idea with your advisor and dissertation chair.  We all want to help you reach your career goals if we can.

 

Mark Hawkes
Dean, Graduate Studies / Professor

 

Pat Engebretson
Dean, Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Kyle Cronin
Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Jared Demott
Adjunct Faculty

Tyler Flaagan
Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Tom Halverson 
Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Michael Ham
Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Stephen Krebsbach 
Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences / Coordinator for Ph.D. in Computer Science Program

Austin O'Brien
Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences / Coordinator for MS in Computer Science

Christopher Olson 
Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences / Coordinator for MS in Cyber Defense

Ashley Podhradsky
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Meikang Qui
Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Bhaskar Rimal 
Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Mark Spanier
Assistant Professor of Cryptography, Mathematics and Computer Science

Kevin Streff
Remote Professor / Coordinator for Ph.D. in Cyber Defense

Yong Wang
Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Cody Welu 
Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Dorine Bennett
Dean, College of Business and Information Systems

Yenling Chang
Associate Professor of Finance

Omar El-Gayar
Professor of Information Systems

Jun Liu
Associate Professor of Information Systems / Coordinator for Master of Science in Analytics Program

Jim McKeown
Lecturer of Computer Education

Cherie Noteboom
Professor / Coordinator for Ph.D. Information Systems / Coordinator for Center of Excellence

Insu Park
Associate Professor of Information Systems

Linda Parks
Associate Professor Emeritus

Renae Spohn
Director of HIM Programs / Coordinator for Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management Program

Daniel Talley
Professor of Economics / Undergraduate Coordinator for Business

Deb Tech
Associate Professor of Marketing

Jack Walters
Professor of Management / Coordinator for Masters of Business Administration Program

 

 

Justin L. Blessinger 
Professor of English

Richard Avery
Professor of Mathematics

William Bendix
Assistant Professor

Katie Anderson
Assistant Professor

Jennifer Nash
Associate Professor

Kevin Smith
Assistant Professor / Coordinator for MS in Education Technology / Interim CTL Director

Mary Francis
Reference and Instruction Librarian