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Faculty Research

Andrew Kramer

Interests

  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability discovery
  • Exploit development
  • Fuzzing

Ashley Podhradsky

Interests

  • Digital forensics
  • Data privacy
  • Women in cybersecurity

Research Areas

  • Digital forensics
  • Data privacy
  • Women in cybersecurity

Active research projects

Digital Forensics of Emerging Devices - Investigation new devices to understand how to identify, extract and analyze data

Publications

Rowland, Podhrasky (2017). “CybHER: A Method for Empowering, Motivating, Educating and Anchoring Girls to a Cybersecurity Career Path. Hawaii International Conference on System Science. Kona, Hawaii. January, 2018.

Casey, Podhradsky (2016). “Steganography and the Xbox: How Terrorist May Be Hiding in Plain Sight.” Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Daytona, FL. May, 2016

Miller, Stroschein, Podhradsky (2016). “Reverse Engineering a NIT That Unmasks TOR Users.” Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Daytona, FL. May, 2016

Podhradsky, LeBlanc, Bartolacci (2014). “Personal Denial of Service Attacks (PDOS) and Online Misbehavior: The Need for Cyber Ethics and Information Security Education on University Campuses." Journal of Cyber Security Vol 3 No 3. Page 1-18.

Bartolacci, Leblanc, Podhradsky (2014). “Personal Denial of Service (PDOS) Attacks: A Discussion and Exploration of a New Category of Cyber Crime." Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. Vol 9. No 1. Page 19-36.

Podhradsky, Higgens (2014). “The Current State of Modern Mobile Media and its Impact on the Digital Forensics Community: An Analysis of Smart Phones and Tablets.” Hawaii International Conference on Business. Honolulu, HI.

Engebretson, Podhradsky (2013). “Security Analysis of Xbox 360 Vulnerabilities" 17th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2013), Orlando, USA.

Podhradsky, D’Ovidio, Engebretson, Casey (2013). “Xbox 360 Hoaxes, Social Engineering, and Gamertag Exploits.” Hawaii International Conference on System Science. Maui, HI.

Podhradsky, Casey, Ceretti (2012). “The Bluetooth Honeypot Project: Measuring and Managing Bluetooth Risks in the Workplace.” The International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation.

Podhradsky, D’Ovidio, Casey (2012). “The Xbox 360 and Steganography: How Criminals and Terrorists could be “Going Dark.” The Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law. May 2012. Richmond, VA.

Podhradsky, Kelley (2012). “Analyzing the Impact that Idle Garbage Collection has on Solid State Drives in Windows and UNIX Platforms.” The Security Conference.  May 2012, Las Vegas, NV.

Podhradsky, Casey, Ceretti (2012). "Managing Bluetooth Risks in the Workplace.” Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS). April, 2012.London, UK. In Press. IEEE.

Podhradsky, Casey, Ceretti (2012). "The Bluetooth Honeypot Project.” Wireless Telecommunications Symposium(WTS). April, 2012.London, UK. In Press. IEEE.

Podhradsky, Streff.  (2011): “Testing Data Sanitization Practices of Retired Drives with the Digital Forensics Data Recovery Project." Journal of Information Privacy and Security.  Ivy League Publication. ISSN 1553-6548, 09/2011, Volume 7, Issue 3, p. 46

Podhradsky, D’Ovidio, Casey. (2011): “Identity Theft and Used Gaming Consoles- Recovering Personal Information from Xbox 360 Hard Drives.” Proceedings of the America’s Conference on Information Systems.  Paper 54. August, 2011, Detroit, MI, ISBN 978-0-615-50707-1 http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2011_submissions/54/

Podhradsky, D’Ovidio, Casey (2011). “The Practitioners Guide to the Forensic Investigation of Xbox 360 Gaming Consoles.”  The Conference on Digital Forensics, Security, and Law (ADFSL). May, 2011, VA. ISSN 1931-7379 pp 173-191

Podhradsky (2011). “Data Sanitization: The Forgotten Aspect of Information Security.” The Security Conference. May 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

Podhradsky, Streff, Pauli, and Engebretson. (2011). “A Restructured Information Technology Risk Assessment Model for Small and Medium-Sized Financial Institutions.” Hawaii International Conference on Business (HICB 2011). May 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USApp 206-219

Podhradsky, Engebretson, Streff, Lovaas.(2009). “An Innovative Information Technology Risk Assessment Model for Small and Medium-Sized Financial Institutions.” Hawaii International Conference on Business (HICB 2009). June 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA pp  993-1003

Streff, Podhradsky, Lovaas. (2009). “A Progressive Information Security Program Model for Small and Medium-Size Financial Institutions.” Hawaii International Conference on Business (HICB 2009). June 2009, Honolulu, HI.

Lovaas, Streff, Podhradsky(2009). “A Comprehensive Information Technology Audit Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Financial Institutions.” Hawaii International Conference on Business (HICB 2009). June 2009, Honolulu, HI.pp898-906

Pam Rowland

Interests

  • Outreach to recruit women for cybersecurity

Research Areas

  • Cyber Sciences gender gap

Active research projects

  • Understanding middle school girls perceptions about cybersecurity
  • Agile software development – Project Manager perceptions

Publications

Rowland, P., Podhradsky, A., & Plucker, S., “CybHER: A Method for Empowering, Motivating, Educating and Anchoring Girls to a Cybersecurity Career Path”, 2018 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2018.

Bishop, D., Rowland, Pam, & Noteboom, C., “Antecedents of Preference for Agile Methods: A Project Manager Perspective”, The Fifty First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2018.

Bishop, Noteboom, & Rowland, “Antecedents to Managerial Preference for Agile Software Development Methods - A Research Plan”, Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) Conference in Springfield, Illinois, May 18 -19, 2017.

Noteboom, C. & Rowland, Pam, “An Exploration of Anchoring Female Millennial Students to an IT Career Path: The CLASS Model”, In (eds) R. Sprague and J. Nunamaker, The Forty Seventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2017.

Joshua Stroschein

Interests

  • Reverse engineering
  • Malware analysis
  • Software exploitation

Research Areas

  • Reverse engineering
  • Malware analysis
  • Software exploitation

Yong Wang

Interests

  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile security
  • Cloud security
  • Big data

Research Areas

  • Communication networks
  • Network security
  • Privacy

Active research projects

IoT security: This project aims to develop essential components to support identity and access management towards a scalable identity relationship management framework for the Internet of Things. Two challenges will be addressed in the project: (1) develop a scalable architecture and naming convention to uniquely identify a device. (2) develop novel techniques to define and characterize relationships in IoT.

Cloud and cloud security: This project focuses on cybersecurity issues in public cloud, for example, visualization, intrusion detection, and cloud compliance issues. We are looking for practical, effective, and automated tools/techniques to secure cloud services in public cloud environment.

Publications

Jason Nikolai and Yong Wang, A System for Detecting Malicious Insider Data Theft in IaaS Cloud Environments, IEEE Globecom, Washington, DC, USA, December 4-8, 2016.

Jason Nikolai and Yong Wang, A Streaming Intrusion Monitoring and Classification System for IaaS Cloud, IEEE Cloud, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 27-July 2, 2016.

Yong Wang, Christen Hahn, and Kruttika Sutrave, Mobile Payment Security, Threats, and Challenges, Second Conference On Mobile And Secure Services, Gainesville, Florida, February 26-27, 2016.

Yong Wang and Yazan Alshboul, Mobile Security Testing Approaches and Challenges, First Conference On Mobile And Secure Services, Gainesville, Florida, February 19-21, 2015.

Nicholas Penning, Michael Hoffman, Jason Nikolai, and Yong Wang, Mobile Malware Security Challenges and Cloud-Based Detection, 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May 19-23, 2014.

Jason Nikola and Yong Wang, Hypervisor-based Cloud Intrusion Detection System, 2014 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC), CNC Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Feb 3-6, 2014.

Yong Wang, Jinpeng Wei, and Karthik Vangury, Bring Your Own Device Security Issues and Challenges, 11th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada USA, Jan 10-13 2014.

Yong Wang, Kevin Streff, Sonell Raman, Smartphone Security Challenges, IEEE Computer, December, 2012.

Yong Wang, Byrav Ramamurthy, and Xukai Zou, KeyRev: An Efficient Key Revocation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks, in ICC’07: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007.

Yong Wang, Garhan Attebury, and Byrav Ramamurthy, A Survey of Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 2-23, 2006.

Michael Gaylor

Interests

  • Astrobiology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Planetary science
  • Archaeological chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Supercritical fluids
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Research-in-teaching

Research Areas

Dr. Gaylor directs a highly interdisciplinary undergraduate research program in which students work on cutting-edge problems that intersect diverse fields of scientific inquiry inclusive of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Planetary Science, Geoscience, Ocean Science, Atmospheric Science, Ecosystem Science, Computer Science, and Statistics. Research in the Gaylor Lab is broadly focused in the following areas:

  • Origins of life on the primordial Earth and on other planetary bodies
  • Chemical evolution in prebiotic planetary environments
  • Origins of life chemistries in supercritical fluid solvents
  • Chemical signatures for life detection on other planets
  • Chemical profiling of archaeological samples
  • Profiling volatilomes and metabolomes of ornamental and agricultural plants
  • Chemical profiling of deep underground atmospheres
  • Profiling volatilomes of cohabitant insects exposed to consumer plastics
  • Characterization of pharmacologically active compounds in cyanobacteria
  • Characterization of pharmacologically active compounds in sewage sludge biosolids
  • Fate and effects of anthropogenic chemicals in the environment

The Gaylor Lab collaborates on eclectic research projects with scientists at multiple institutions, including, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the NASA Network for Life Detection, the Astrobiology Institute of Colombia (an international partner of the NASA Astrobiology Institute), Georgia Institute of Technology, NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, South Dakota EPSCoR, Southern Oregon University, Oregon State University, University of South Dakota, Black Hills State University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The Precautionary Group, and the drug development companies, XanthoGenyx Inc. (US), and Olympic Therapeutics (Switzerland).

The Gaylor Lab has produced DSU’s first Barry Goldwater Scholars, first NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium Research Fellows, first EPSCoR Research Fellows, first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Fellow, first Mayo Clinic Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, and first Fermilab Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow. Dr. Gaylor’s students present their research at national and international conferences and publish in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Indeed, all Gaylor Lab alumni have graduated from DSU as published authors and have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in science and medicine at the universities of their choosing.

Dr. Gaylor also serves as DSU’s representative to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. He co-founded the General Beadle Honors Program and serves on the program’s oversight committee. Before joining the DSU faculty, Dr. Gaylor was a label-signed product-endorsed national recording artist and pro rock drummer who logged over 100,00 miles touring and performing with the likes of rock legends Metallica, Godsmack, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and The Smithereens. He has founded and operated his own private teaching company and served on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. 

Interdisciplinary research opportunities are available in the Gaylor Lab. If you are curious, self-starting, hardworking, and have strong interests in the areas of chemistry, biology, astrobiology, astrochemistry, planetary science, ocean science, atmospheric science, environmental science, ecotoxicology, data analytics, or molecular modeling please contact Dr. Gaylor to learn how you can become involved in his research program.

Active research projects

Student research projects underway in the Gaylor Lab include:

  • Characterizing the kinetics of mineral-catalyzed conversion of solar system polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to biologically important quinones in simulated prebiotic planetary environments
  • Investigating mineral-catalyzed chemical reactions that produce plausible biosignature compounds for life detection on other planets 
  • Molecular modeling of the potential of plausible meteoritic reduced phospholipids to self-assemble into primitive membrane structures under simulated prebiotic conditions
  • Profiling the volatilomes of sewage sludge biosolids land-applied in Pacific Northwest rainforests and assessment of associated risks to environmental and human health
  • Analytical screening of land-applied sewage sludge biosolids for pharmacologically active compounds
  • Profiling the chemical composition of the subterranean atmosphere 1-mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) and assessment of associated risks to human health
  • Profiling the volatilomes and metabolomes of ornamental plants in relation to uptake of indoor air pollutants
  • Profiling the volatilomes and metabolomes of alfalfa seeds as indicators of nutritional quality
  • Profiling the volatilomes and metabolomes of livestock as indicators of disease states
  • Profiling the volatilomes and metabolomes of cohabitant insects ingesting microplastics as potential bioindicators of toxicity and disease states
  • Profiling the volatilome of decomposing cohabitant insects and assessment of associated risks to human habitations
  • Profiling the aroma volatilome of archaeological foodstuffs
  • Analysis of legacy contaminants in archaeological foodstuffs
  • Analysis of toxic chemical additives in thermal cash register receipts collected from points of sale throughout southeastern South Dakota and assessment of associated risks to human and environmental health
  • Analysis of chemical contaminants in environmental samples using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) methods
  • Investigating the potential of supercritical fluids to catalyze chemical reactions relevant to origins and evolution of life
  • Statistical analysis of large analytical data sets

Select Refereed Publications (*denotes undergraduate author; § corresponding)

*Fitch, NW; *Cole, KL; *Swenson, VA; *Leinen, LJ; *Rageth, K; *Gonzalez, SH; *Karanauskas, V; *Juntunen, HL; Barge, LM; §Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Plausible Prebiotic Assembly of a Primitive Reduced Phospholipid from Meteoritic Phosphorus on the Primordial Earth: A Review and Proposal. BIOS. In revision.

*Gonzalez, SH; *Karanauskas, V; *Maloney, CM; *Dewitt, J; *Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA; *Juntunen, HL; *Pitts, BK; McKay, SE; O’Hanlon, SM; Theiling, BP; Barge, LM, Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Assessing Kinetics of Conversion of a Common Solar System PAH to a Potentially Biologically Important Quinone on Planetary Relevant Mineral Substrates: Implications for Biomolecular Emergence in Prebiotic Planetary Environments. In preparation for immediate submission to Astrobiology.

*Swenson, VA; *Leinen, LJ; *Moody, B; *Juntunen, HL; Beurmann, S; Honour, R; Hale, RC; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Assessment of the Volatilome of Sewage Sludge Biosolids Land-Applied in Diverse Biomes of Washington State (USA). In preparation for submission to Environmental Pollution Spring 2020. 

*Leinen, LJ; *Schreiber, D; *Swenson, VA; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Characterizing Potentially Hazardous Additive Inventories of Thermal Cash Register Receipts from Multitudinous Points-of-Sale in Southeastern South Dakota (USA). In preparation for submission to Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Spring 2020.

*Swenson, VA; *Leinen, LJ; Bergmann, D; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Characterization of VOC Emissions One Mile Underground at South Dakota’s Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) Using Passive Sampling Devices. In preparation for submission to Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Spring/Summer 2020.

*Juntunen, HL; *Leinen, LJ; *Pitts, BK; *Schaefer, KN; McKay SE; O’Hanlon, SM; Theiling, BP; Barge, LM; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Investigating the Kinetics of Montmorillonite Clay-Catalyzed Conversion of Anthracene to 9,10-Anthraquinone in the Context of Origins of Life Studies. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2019, 98, 190-191.

*Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA; *Juntunen, HL; McKay, SE; O’Hanlon, SM; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Profiling Volatile Constituents of Homemade Preserved Foods Prepared in Early 1950s South Dakota (USA) Using Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) with Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Determination. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2019, 98, 192.

*Schaefer, KN; *Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA; *Moody, BA; *Juntunen, HL; McKay, SE; Beurmann, S; O’Hanlon, SM; Honour, RC; Hale, RC; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Profiling Volatile Emissions from Sewage Sludge Residues Land-Applied to Forested and Agricultural Lands of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2019, 98, 193-194.

*Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA; *Juntunen, HL; McKay, SE; O’Hanlon, SM; §Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Characterization of the Volatilomes of Preserved Foods Prepared in Early 1950s South Dakota (USA) Using Solid-Phase Microextraction (SPME) with Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Determination. Molecules. 2019, 24(4), 660. Invited paper.  

*Swenson, VA; *Stacy, AD; Gaylor, MO; Ushijima, B; Philmus, B; Cozy, LM; Videau, NM; Videau, P. Assessment and Verification of Commercially Available Pressure Cookers for Laboratory Sterilization. PLoS ONE 2018, 13(12): e0208769. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208769

*Juntunen, HL; *Leinen, LJ; *Pitts, BK; O’Hanlon, SM; Theiling, BP; Barge, LM; §Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Investigating the Kinetics of Montmorillonite Clay-Catalyzed Conversion of Anthracene to 9,10-Anthraquinone in the Context of Prebiotic Chemistry. Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 2018, 48, 321-330. 

Videau, P; Rivers, OS; Tom, SK; *Oshiro, RT; Ushijima, B; *Swenson, VA; Philmus, B; Gaylor, MO; Cozy, LM. The hetZ Gene Indirectly Regulates Heterocyst Development at the Level of Pattern Formation in Anabaena sp. Strain PCC 7120. Molec. Microbiol. 2018, 109, 91-104. 

*Juntunen, HL; *Pitts, BK; *Swenson, VA; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Assessing Kinetics of Anthracene Conversion to Anthraquinone Under Clay Mineral and Temperature Regimes Relevant to the Primordial Earth. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2018, 97, 239. 

*Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA; *Vanderwilt, A; *Rageth, K; *Fitch, NW; *Cole, KL; Miro, P; Vlaisavljevich, B; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Using HyperChem and Gromacs Modeling Software to Investigate the Behavior of a Plausible Prebiotic Reduced Phospholipid Derived from Meteoritic Schreibersite. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2018, 97, 240. 

*Swenson, VA; Gaylor, MO; Ushijima, B; Videau, NM; Videau, P. Assessing the Utility of Commercial Pressure Cookers as Autoclaves. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2018, 97, 241. 

Gaylor, MO; *Juntunen, HL; Hazelwood, D; §Videau, P. Assessment of Multiple Solvents for Extraction and Direct GC-MS Determination of the Phytochemical Inventory of Sansevieria Extrafloral Nectar Droplets. J. Chromatogr. Sci. 2018, 56, 293-299

Videau, P; *Swenson, VA; Gaylor, MO; O’Hanlon, SM; Cozy, LM. The hetZ Gene Regulates Heterocyst Formation in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 201. 

*Leinen, LJ; *Fitch, NW; *Even, KL; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Exploring Molecular Simulations of a Plausible Prebiotic Reduced Phospholipid Using HyperChem Software. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 202. 

*Juntunen, HL; *Leinen, LJ; *Swenson, VA, Honour, R; Hale, RC; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Characterizing the Volatilome of Land-Disposed Sewage Sludge Under Seasonal Temperature Regimes. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 203. 

*Juntunen, HL; Videau, P; Hazelwood, D; §Gaylor, MO. Assessment of Four Solvents for Extraction and Analysis of the Chemical Composition of Sansevieria Extrafoliar Nectar Drops by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 204. 

*Leinen, LJ; *Fitch, NW; *Even, KL; Videau, P; §Gaylor, MO. Exploring Molecular Simulations of a Plausible Prebiotic Reduced Phospholipid Using HyperChem Software. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 202. 

*Swenson, VA; *Juntunen, HL; Honour, R; Hale, RC; §Gaylor, MO; Videau, P. Identification and Characterization of Fungal Isolates from Land-Applied Sewage Sludge. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2017, 96, 205. 

*Estridge, GM; *Telkamp, TS; *Juntunen, HL; Hale, RC; §Gaylor, MO. Light Microscopic Evidence for Direct Ingestion as the Principle Uptake Pathway for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Flame Retardant Additives in House Crickets in Contact with PBDE-Treated Furniture Foam. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2016, 95, 181. 

*Juntunen, HL; *Telkamp, TS; §Gaylor, MO. Assessing the Utility of Simple, Inexpensive, Low Density Polyethylene Plastic Strips to Passively Sample Product-Associated Volatile Organic Compound Emissions to Indoor Air. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2016, 95, 183. 

*Telkamp, TS; *Juntunen, HL; §Gaylor, MO. Assessing the Utility of Simple, Inexpensive, Low Density Polyethylene Plastic Strips to Passively Sample Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Land-Disposed Sewage Sludge Wastes. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2016, 95, 184. 

*Rogers, MO; §Gaylor, MO. Forensic Screening Analysis of Hazardous Chemicals Present in Thermal Cash Register Receipts Collected from Businesses in the Vicinity of Dakota State University. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2015, 94, 379. 

*Estridge, GM; §Gaylor, MO. Verification of Direct Ingestion of Flame Retardant-Treated Consumer Polyurethane Foam by House Crickets (Acheta domestica) Using Light Microscopy. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2015, 94, 374. 

*Fitch, NW; *Even, KL; *Leinen, LJ; §Gaylor, MO. Plausible Prebiotic Assembly of a Primitive Reduced Phospholipid from Meteoritic Phosphorus on the Primordial Earth. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2016, 95, 176. 

*Rageth, K; §Gaylor, MO. Plausible Prebiotic Assembly of a Primitive Genetic Molecule from Meteoritic Nucleobases and Reduced Phosphorus on the Primordial Earth. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2016, 95, 180. 

Gaylor, MO; Harvey, E; Hale, RC. Systematic Investigation of Factors Controlling Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) of Spiked and Aged PCBs from Edible Tissues of the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus). Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 2014, 94, 23-28

Gaylor, MO; Mears, EG; Harvey, E; La Guardia, MJ; Hale, RC. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Accumulation in an Agricultural Soil Ecosystem Receiving Wastewater Sludge Amendments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 7034-7043

Gaylor, MO; Harvey, E; Hale, RC. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Accumulation by Earthworms Exposed to Biosolids-, Polyurethane Foam Microparticle- and Penta-BDE-Amended Soils. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47, 13831-13839

*Even, KL; §Gaylor, MO; Hale, RC. Evaluation of Simple Polyethylene Plastic Strips as Biomimetic Passive Sampling Devices for Estimating Bioavailability of Brominated Flame Retardants in Sewage Sludge Intended for Land Application. Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2013, 92, 195. 

*Fitch, NW; §Gaylor, MO. Does Individual Personality Type Influence Dietary Taste Preference Among South Dakota State University (SDSU) Students? Proc. S. Dak. Acad. Sci. 2013, 92, 135-147.

Gaylor, MO; Harvey, E; Hale, RC. Crickets Can Accumulate Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Directly from Polyurethane Foam Common in Consumer Products. Chemosphere 2012, 86, 500-505

Hale, RC; La Guardia, MJ; Harvey, E; Gaylor, MO; Mainor, TM. Brominated Flame Retardant Concentrations and Trends in Abiotic Media. Chemosphere 2006, 64, 181-186.

Hale, RC; La Guardia, MJ; Harvey, E; Mainor, TM; Duff, WH; Gaylor, MO. Brominated Diphenyl Ether Fire Retardant Burdens in Virginia Freshwater Fishes (USA). Environ. Sci. Technol. 2001, 35, 4585-4591.  

Hale, RC; La Guardia, MJ; Harvey, E; Gaylor, MO; Mainor, TM; Duff, WH. Persistent Pollutants in Land-Applied Sludges. Nature 2001, 412, 140-141.

Dickhut, RM; Canuel, EA; Gustafson, KE; Liu, K; Murray, KY; Walker, SE; Edgecombe, G; Gaylor, MO; MacDonald, EH. Automotive Sources of Carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with Particulate Matter in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2000, 34, 4635-4640.

Gaylor, MO; Hale, RC. Supercritical Fluid Extraction of PCBs from Fish Tissue. In Methods in Biotechnology: Supercritical Fluid Methods and Protocols; Williams, J.R., Clifford, A.A., Eds.; Humana Press: Totowa, NJ, 2000; Chapter 5, pp. 41-53

Select Invited Conference Papers (*denotes undergraduate author)

Probing the Chemical Composition of Rare Historical Foods: Science and History Join Forces in Moody County (South Dakota) to Study Weird Things! MO Gaylor, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, *HL Juntunen, SE McKay, SM O’Hanlon, P Videau. Presented at the Moody County Historical Society, November 2019.

Bringing Undergraduates to the Frontier of Astrobiological Research in the First-Ever Research-Based Prebiotic Chemistry Class Taught at Dakota State University. MO Gaylor, P Videau, *HL Juntunen, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, *BK Pitts, SM O’Hanlon, LM Barge, BP Theiling. Presented at the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), June 2019.

  • Served as invited chair for session entitled: Growing the Astrobiology Field: Inviting K-12, Undergraduates, Underrepresented Groups, Citizen Scientists, and the Public into the Search for Life and its Origins

Investigating the Interactions Between Meteoritic Compounds and Clay Minerals Relevant to the Search for Life on Other Planets. *HL Juntunen, *LJ Leinen, *BK Pitts, *KN Schaefer, SE McKay, SM O’Hanlon, BP Theiling, LM Barge, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the CUR Posters on the Hill Undergraduate Research Symposium, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC, April 2019.

Characterizing Volatile Emissions from Sewage Sludge Residues Land-Applied to Forested and Agricultural Lands of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. *KN Schaefer, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, *BA Moody, *HL Juntunen, SE McKay, S Beurmann, SM O’Hanlon, RC Honour, RC Hale, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference, April 2019.

Dispersal of Microplastics and Associated Brominated Flame Retardant Additives in the Environment: From Consumer Products to Terrestrial Ecosystems. MO Gaylor, G Mears, E Harvey, MJ LaGuardia, RC Hale, *K. Cole, *LJ Leinen, *HL Juntunen, *VA Swenson, *BK Pitts, *A Vanderwilt, P Videau. Presented at Eastern Oregon University, May 2018.

Distribution of Flame Retardant Additives in a Sewage Sludge-Amended Agricultural Food Web: From Consumer Products to Terrestrial Ecosystems. MO Gaylor, G Mears, E Harvey, MJ LaGuardia, RC Hale, *K. Cole, *LJ Leinen, *HL Juntunen, *VA Swenson, *BK Pitts, *A Vanderwilt. Presented at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, March 2018.

Investigating Conversion of Anthracene to Anthraquinone in the Presence of Montmorillonite Clay Under Temperature Regimes Relevant to Prebiotic Environments. *HL Juntunen, *BK Pitts, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the Origins of Life Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, TX, January 2018. 

Using HyperChem, Packmol, and Gromacs Software Packages to Investigate the Behavior of a Plausible Prebiotic Reduced Phospholipid Derived from Meteoritic Schreibersite. *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, *A Vanderwilt, *NW Fitch, *KL Cole, *K Rageth, P Miro, B Vlaisavljevich, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the Origins of Life Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, TX, January 2018.

  • Served as invited chair for session entitled: Growing the Origins of Life Field

Land-Applied Sludge: Assessment of the Volatilome and Microbial Community Physiological Profiles. *HL Juntunen, *VA Swenson, *LJ Leinen, RC Honour, RC Hale, P Videau, MO Gaylor. The 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health. Guangzhou, China, May 2017.

  • Served as invited co-organizer/co-chair (with undergraduate HL Juntunen) for session entitled: Land Applied Sewage Sludge Wastes: Chemical, Microbial and Plastic Constituents and their Fates

Characterizing the Volatilome of Forest-Disposed Sewage Sludge Wastes Over Environmentally Relevant Temperature Regimes. *HL Juntunen, *LJ Leinen, *TS Telkamp, P Videau, RC Honour, RC Hale, MO Gaylor. 7th SETAC World Congress, Orlando Florida, November 2016.

Study and Synthesis of Sialic Acid RNA Precursors. *HL Juntunen, G Ward, MO Gaylor, S France. Center for Chemical Evolution Annual Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, July 2016.

Select Conference Papers (*denotes undergraduate author)

Assessing the Catalytic Capacity of Planetary Relevant Mineral Substrates for Conversion of a Model Solar System Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon to Biologically Important Quinones Under Simulated Prebiotic Conditions. *SH Gonzalez, *V Karanauskas, *CM Maloney, *J Dewitt, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, *HL Juntunen, *BK Pitts, SE McKay, SM O’Hanlon, BP Theiling, LM Barge, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at Dakota State University Undergraduate Research Symposium, August 1, 2019.

  • In collaboration with the Astrobiology Institute of Colombia and the NASA Astrobiology Institute                                                              

Heterologous Expression and Characterization of Fungal Diterpene Cyclases in Anabaena sp. Strain PCC 7120. *BK Pitts, *VA Swenson, *C Maloney, *LJ Leinen, *HL Juntunen, PJ Proteau, P. Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the Volcano Conference, University of Washington Pack Forest, Eatonville, WA. March 2019.

Ambiphilic Ligand Coordination Complexes: Dual Mode Activation of C-F Bonds. *HL Juntunen, *H Rust, *A McNally, MO Gaylor, J Hoefelmeyer. Presented at the ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, Ames, IA. October 2018.

Characterization of VOC Emissions from Sewage Sludge Residues Land-Disposed Across Washington State (USA). *VA Swenson, *LJ Leinen, *HL Juntunen, *B Moody, S Beurmann, R Honour, RC Hale, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the ACS Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. September 2018.

Investigating the Kinetics of Montmorillonite Clay-Catalyzed Conversion of Anthracene to 9,10-Anthraquinone in the Context of Prebiotic Chemistry. *LJ Leinen, *HL Juntunen, *BK Pitts, SM O’Hanlon, BP Theiling, LM Barge, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the ACS Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. September 2018.

Ambiphilic Ligand Coordination Complexes: Dual Mode Activation of C-F Bonds *HL Juntunen, *H Rust, *A McNally, MO Gaylor, J Hoefelmeyer. Presented at the ACS Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. September 2018.

Assessment of Wax Worms (Galleria mellonella) as a Suitable Alternative Host to Study the Virulence of the Marine Pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus. *VA Swenson, *D Artz, *A Jakowicz, *T Cramer, *T Listman, MO Gaylor, B Ushijima, P Videau. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe) Conference, Atlanta, GA. June 2018.

Characterizing Potentially Hazardous Additive Inventories of Thermal Receipts from Points-of-Sale Throughout Eastern South Dakota (USA) Cities. *D Schreiber, *LJ Leinen, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. November 2017.

Creation and Validation of a Mobile Phone App to Investigate Microbial Communities Using EcoPlates. *VA Swenson, *TA Lange, MO Gaylor, SM O’Hanlon, P Videau. Presented at the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA. June 2017.

Characterizing the Volatilome of Sewage Sludge Wastes Disposed in the Temperate Rainforests of the Puget Sound Watershed Under Environmentally Relevant Temperature Regimes. *HL Juntunen, *LJ Leinen, *VA Swenson, R Honour, RC Hale, P Videau, MO Gaylor. Presented at the ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 2017.

Light Microscopic Evidence for Direct Ingestion as the Principal Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) Uptake Pathway for House Crickets in Contact with BFR-Treated Furniture Foam. *GM Estridge, MO Gaylor. Presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2015.

Select Non-Refereed Publications

Written Works

An Upside to Migraine?  The Case for “Hyperthought.” In Migraine Expressions; Betsy Baxter Blondin Ed.; Word Metro Publishing: Carlsbad, CA 2008; pp 133-135.

Reader's Platform Contribution.  Modern Drummer Magazine, March 2006.

Feedback Forum Contribution, DRUM! Magazine, Issue 112, 2005.

Feedback Forum Contribution, DRUM! Magazine, Issue 110, 2005.

Book Review: Chesapeake Boyhood: Memoirs of a Farm Boy, by William Turner, The Johns Hopkins University Press; The College of William and Mary Bookstore.  2000.

Musical Works

Nathan Edwards – Far Away From Here – Full-length CD (Nathan Edwards Recordings). 2016.

Warm – Warm Is Cool – EP (Warm Entertainment), 2008.

Red Metric – The New World Drama – Full-length CD (Digitone Records, Red Metric Enterprises LLC, and ASCAP), 2005.

Red Metric – Ends and Means – EP (Red Metric Enterprises LLC, ASCAP), 2005

Red Metric – Learning Curve – EP (Red Metric Enterprises LLC, ASCAP), 2004.

Warm – Somewhere in Between – EP (Warm Entertainment), 2004.

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Astrobiology Institute of Colombia
  • Astrobiology Society of Britain
  • International Society for the Study of Origins of Life
  • NASA Network for Life Detection (NfoLD)
  • NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • South Dakota Academy of Science

 

 

James Maloney

Interests

  • Accelerator and Beam physics
  • Nonlinear Charged Particle Optics
  • Astronomy
  • Rocketry

Research Areas

Improving simulation models for electromagnetic elements and charged particle interactions, designing particle beam elements and layouts, and studying nonlinear effects in electromagnetic fields. 

Dr. Maloney also serves as DSU’s representative to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collaboration working at the forefront of particle physics research. With the support of student and faculty researchers, this international project seeks to understand the nature of elusive fundamental particles known as neutrinos by studying a beam of particles sent from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, to a detector nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota.

Dr. Maloney is also involved in basic astronomy, astrophotography, and development of STEM curriculum focused on astronomy and rocketry science.

Active research projects

Dr. Maloney has research opportunities for DSU students wanting to assist in the ongoing design and eventual operation of the DUNE experiment.  This work includes modeling beamline components, tolerance studies related to the beamline manufacturing and installation, and optimizing performance of the detectors.

Current student research opportunities with Dr. Maloney also involve developing computer models to improve simulations of variations in energy loss by charged particles traveling through various materials. This work is important as there exists pressing need to model and understand data like the type that will be produced by the DUNE experiment as neutrinos and other particles pass through the detector.

Finally, student research opportunities are also available on topics in astronomy, where students will utilize data from ground and space-based observatories to look for undiscovered planets and study stellar phenomena.

Publications

Columns in the ARIEL HRS, TRIUMF Beam Physics Note (2016)

CANREB High Resolution Separator Diagnostics and Commissioning Strategy, TRIUMF Document-133688 (2016)

CANREB HRS Multiple Corrector, TRIUMF Design Note, TRI-DN-15-09 (2016)

Electrostatic Potential Map Modelling with COSY Infinity, EMIS 2015, Nucl. Instr. & Method - B, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jnimb.2015.12.005

New Design Studies for TRIUMF’s ARIEL High Resolution Separator, EMIS 2015, Nucl. Instr. & Method - B, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jnimb.2015.11.023

OptimM to COSY Conversion Notes, TRIUMF Beam Physics Note, TRI-BN-15-09 (2015)

ARIEL High Resolution Separator, TRIUMF Design Note TRI-DN-14-06 (2014)

Studies of Magnetic Dipole Edge Shaping, TRIUMF Beam Physics Note, TRI-BN-14-04 (2014)

New Electrostatic Element Procedures for COSY Infinity, TRIUMF Beam Physics Note, TRI-BN-14-03 (2014)

Numerical Studies of Optimization and Aberration Correction Methods for the Preliminary Demonstration of the Parametric Ionization Cooling (PIC) Principle in the Twin Helix Muon Cooling Channel, arXiv:1401.8256 (2014)

Parametric-Resonance Ionization Cooling for Muon Beams in the Twin Helix Channel, Doctoral Dissertation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (2013)

Studies of the Twin Helix Parametric-Resonance Ionization Cooling Channel with COSY Infinity, TUPPD011, IPAC2012, New Orleans, LA, p. 1428 (2012).

Parametric-Resonance Ionization Cooling of Muon Beams, AAC, AIP Conf. proceeding 1507, 843-48 (2012)

Muon Cooling Techniques for Experiments at the Intensity Frontier, Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier Workshop, Rockville, MD (2011)

EPIC Muon Cooling Simulations using COSY INFINITY, MOP050, PAC11, New York, NY (2011)

Correcting Aberrations in Complex Magnet Systems for Muon Cooling Channels, WEP074, PAC11, New York, NY (2011)

Symmetry-Based Design of Fragment Separator Optics, Ph. Rev. ST-AB 10, 064002 (2007)

Application of Symmetry Theories to the Design of Fragment Separators for Exotic Isotope Accelerators, Master’s Thesis, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (2006)

David Bishop

Interests

  • Agile software development
  • Software requirements
  • Secure software development
  • Databases

Research Areas

  • Agile software development

Active research projects

Antecedents of Preference for Agile Development: A Customer Perspective – A grounded theory study on the factors that contribute and inhibit preference for agile software development from a customer’s perspective.  This study will complete a series of studies, the first looked at preference for agile from a software developer’s perspective. The second study looked at preference for agile from a manager’s perspective.

Comparing preference for agile between management and developers – This research is based on the data gathered from two previous efforts and will highlight the similarities and the differences in preference factors between these two groups.

A Systematic Literature Review of Scrum and Secure Software Development – This study will synthesize the relevant literature related to the most popular agile framework, Scrum, and secure software development. The goal is to identify research gaps and opportunities to extend the body of knowledge in relation to these two topics.

Publications

Bishop, D., Rowland, P., & Noteboom, C., "Antecedents of Preference for Agile Methods: A Project Manager Perspective" (2018) 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Bishop, D., Rowland, P., & Noteboom, C., "Antecedents to Managerial Preference for Agile Software Development Methods – A Research Plan" (2017). MWAIS 2017 Proceedings. http://aisel.aisnet.org/mwais2017/33

Bishop, D., Deokar, A., & Sarnikar, S., "On Understanding Preference for Agile Methods Among Software Developers" (2016). Information Resources Management Journal, 29(3), 15-38.

Bishop, D., and Deokar, A., "Toward an Understanding of Preference for Agile Software Development Methods from a Personality Theory Perspective." (2014) 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) IEEE, 2014.

Ni, G., Bishop, D., & Donaldson, A., "Use of Online Tools in Teaching C++ Programming to Freshmen in All Engineering Majors" (2013). 5th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference.

Bishop, David, "Personality Theory as a Predictor for Agile Preference" (2013). MWAIS 2013 Proceedings. Paper 17.

Jun Liu

Interests

  • Analytics and big data
  • Research areas
  • Databases, data analytics, big data analytics, social network analysis, and health care data analytics

Active research projects

Collaboration with Sanford Data Collaborative: MyChart Utilization (2016-present) Developing a model for predicting user utilization of MyChart.

Developing a model for patient risk stratification/segmentation

Publications-Journal papers

Jun Liu  and Sudha Ram (2017): “Improving the Domain Independence of Data Provenance Ontologies: A Demonstration Using Conceptual Graphs and the W7 Model," Journal of Database Management 28 (1), 43-62

Mohammad Abdel-Rahman, Jun Liu, Omar El-Gayar (2017): “Discovering Design Principles for Health Behavioral Change Support Systems: A Text Mining Approach," ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Volume 8 Issue 2-3, August 2017

Jun Liu, Prem Timsina, Omar El-Gayar (2016): “A comparative analysis of semi-supervised learning: The case of article selection for medical systematic reviews," Information Systems Frontiers, pp 1-13, November 2016

Prem Timsina, Jun Liu, Omar El-Gayar (2015): “Advanced analytics for the automation of medical systematic reviews," Information Systems Frontiers, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 237–252

Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2012): “A Semantic Foundation for Provenance Management," Journal of Data Semantics, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 11-17.

 Jun Liu and Sudha Ram (2011): “Who Does What: Collaboration Patterns in the Wikipedia and Their Impact on Article Quality," ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 11-23. (Second most cited paper of the journal)

 Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2008): “A Semiotics Framework for Analyzing Data Provenance Research," Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2008, pp. 221-248.

 Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2005): “An Agent Based Approach for Sourcing Business Rules in Supply Chain Management," International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, Vol. 1, January 2005, pp. 1-16.

Publications - Book Chapters

Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2010): “Provenance Management in BioSciences," Advances in Conceptual Modeling – Applications and Challenges. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6413, pp 54-64

Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2007): “OABIS: An Ontology-based Approach for Business Rules Management," in Application of Agent and Intelligent Information Technologies, 2007, Vijay Sugumaran (eds.), Idea Group Inc, Hershey, PA, pp.1-21.

 Sudha Ram and Jun Liu (2007): “Understanding the Semantics of Data Provenance to Support Active Conceptual Modeling," Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4512, Leah Wang and Peter Chen (eds), pp. 1-12.

Dan Talley

Interests

  • Teaching economics using computer technology, international transmission of business cycles
  • Social Security and the U.S. national debt
  • The Great Recession and the slow growth recovery (2010-2016)

Research Areas

  • Technology-augmented economic instruction
  • Macroeconometrics/statistics
  • Money and banking
  • Macroeconomic research

Active research projects

Bank Efficiency After 2010 Dodd-Frank Using an X-Inefficiency Model with co-author Dr. Yenling Chang. Dr. Chang and I are in the early stages of research examining the cost efficiency of the banking system before and after the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking reform legislation. We presented our work at a conference in Houston, TX, on Feb. 15, 2018 for peer review and feedback. I am also on the dissertation committee for a student in the DSc. of Information Systems. And I am currently working with Dr. Jun Liu to draft a grant proposal to assess the cost efficiency and quality of care outcomes of a South Dakota health program under the auspices of the MadLabs Center for Business Analytics Research.   

Publications

“Bank Risk in a Decade of Low Interest Rates” by Yenling Chang and Daniel A. Talley, Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 41, Issue 3, July 2017, pgs. 505-528.  DOI:  10.1007/s12197-016-9367-5. 

“Solving The Educational Technology Puzzle:  Why Does Student Satisfaction Improve Even Though Learning Does Not?” by Daniel A. Talley, International Journal of Education Research, Volume 9, Number 1, Fall 2009, pgs. 107-124.  

“An Empirical Evaluation of the Educational Technology Puzzle” by Daniel A. Talley, Review of Business Research, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2009, pgs. 31-42.

Deb Tech

Interests

  • E-commerce
  • E-marketing
  • Technology
  • Innovation

Research Areas

  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Marketing

Active research projects

Social media based trust for organizational knowledge-based sharing: this research evaluates the impact of connectivity, proximity, and privilege in a social media network within an organizational context. By understanding the impact of these variables, improvements in organizational knowledge sharing may be affected.

Google Scholar Algorithms and Broad Topic Search: This research intends to improve on the current Google Scholar Search System by allowing a broad topic search algorithm to diversify and allow synonymous search terms to be included and ranked with other results.

Marketing Technology: This research evaluates the emerging technologies of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Blockchain technology within the realm of Marketing strategy.

Publications

  1. Lakkaraju, D. Tech, and S. Deng (2017, July). "A Framework for Profiling Prospective Students in Higher Education: Prospect profiling in higher education marketing." Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition. IGI Global.
  2. Kearl, C. Noteboom and D. Tech (2017, May and July). "A Novel Improvement to Google Scholar Ranking Algorithms Through Broad Topic Search." Poster presentation at Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) Conference in Springfield, Illinois on May. Paper presentation at 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), July 2017.
  3. Nelson and D. Tech (2014, October). "Lead the parade: a case study depicting the use of traditional and online marketing strategies to expand into the hyper-growth market in the Bakken region of North Dakota." Paper presented at the South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Rapid City, SD.
  4. Tech (2014, December). "Positioning and LinkedIn - Marketing Technology." Marketing lesson for publication on Merlot.org
  5. El-Bendary, B. Naik,  & D. Tech (2012, October). "Does Culture Influence Learning Styles? A Comparative Study of Two Cultures." Paper presented at the South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Deadwood, SD.
  6. El-Bendary, B. Naik,  & D. Tech (2011, October). "Learning Styles of Egyptian Business Students." Paper presented at the South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Rapid City, SD.
  7. Franco, B. Naik, & D. Tech (2010, October). "A Comparative Study of Learning Styles of Business Students in The United States and the Dominican Republic." Paper presented at South Dakota International Business Conference (SDIB), Rapid City, SD.

Tech Coffey, D. & Walters, J. (2010, October). "Digital Television Broadcast Adoption in Latin America." Paper presented at the SDIB, Rapid City, SD.

Tech Coffey, D. (2009, October). "Examining Networking Effects and Digital Television Adoption in Latin America: A Focus on Argentina." Paper presented at SDIB, Rapid City, SD.

Jack Walters

Interests

  • Human resource strategy
  • Professional ethics

Research Areas

  • Human resource strategy
  • Professional ethics

Active research projects

Writing a book about U.S. trade policy and its effect on middle-class wages and wealth.

Publications

"Positive Management" - 2010

Recent articles/presentations

Walters, J. (2014) “Using Video Vignettes to Teach Ethical Concepts”. Presented at NSU Annual Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, Rapid City, SD.

Al-Omari, A., Deokar, A., El-Gayar, O., & Walters, J. (2013) “Information Security Policy Compliance: An Empirical Study of .Ethical Ideology in Jordanian Banks.” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January.

Daniel Klumper

Interests

  • Producing better teachers from the DSU College of Education

Research Areas

  • Using virtual reality in preparing pre-service teachers

Active research projects

VALE: Virtual Avatar Learning Experience: Does using virtual reality increase pre-service teacher's ability to manage student behavior and engage students?  Level 3 education students teach 2 lessons in the Mixed-Reality Virtual Classroom to practice classroom management strategies and teaching techniques. This gives students the opportunity to practice teaching in a realistic environment, reflect on their teaching and receive authentic feedback from peers and faculty. 

Jennifer Nash

Interests

  • Science
  • STEM education

Research Areas

  • Strategies and technologies to improve science learning and teaching

Active research projects

NSF/EPSCoR Award No. IIA-1355423; The project’s goal is to promote educational opportunities and workforce development in areas related to science, engineering, and mathematics by providing professional development to K-12 preservice and teachers.

Publications

J.M. Nash. "Using Universal Design for Learning in Online Instruction." Online Classroom. in revision;

J.M. Gross (Nash).  "Pre-service Teachers Learn to Teach Science Using Picture Books."  South Dakota Reading Council Journal IV(1):  8-11, 2009.   

Kevin Smith

Interests

  • Educational technology
  • Mathematics education
  • Professional development for teachers
  • STEM in grades K-12

Research Areas

  • Adaptive learning programs in K-8 mathematics classrooms
  • Gamification in mathematics education
  • Preparing preservice teachers to teach STEM

Active research projects

Preparing preservice teachers to implement gamification in the mathematics classroom.  I'm currently researching how a gamification activity that is implemented in a K-8 Math Methods course engages colleges students and prepares them to implement gamification concepts in their future classrooms. This is a qualitative study that will utilize survey data, interviews, and observations.

Assessing Perceptions of Elementary Preservice Teachers in STEM: Implications for Teacher Education Programs:  I am working collaboratively with Dr. Nash on this research project. We conducted a survey with all current DSU Teacher Education students to determine what experiences have impacted their perceptions of teaching STEM in grades K-12. Our goal is to learn about what experiences have the most impact on our students.

Publications

(Accepted with minor revisions) Smith, K. D. (2018). "Perceptions of Preservice Teachers About Adaptive Learning Programs in K-8 Mathematics Education." Contemporary Educational Technology.

(Currently in review) Smith, K. D., and Klumper, D. (2018). "Using Virtual Reality to Prepare the Next Generation of Teachers. Educational Leadership."

Smith, K. D. (2017). "Using Seesaw to Open the Window to Your Classroom. ASCD Express," 13(2). Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol13/1302-smith.aspx

Krahenbuhl, K. S., and Smith, K. D. (2015). "Nearpod: A Technology Tool to Engage Students in Inquiry. ASCD Express," 10(9). Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol10/1009-krahenbuhl.aspx