Oct 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Institutional Administration



Governance and Organization of the University

Dakota State University is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents and operates under the policies and regulations of the Regents. The President is the chief executive officer of the University. The principal officers of the University are the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice President for Business & Administrative Services, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Vice President for Human Resources. The general faculty oversee the policies and regulations governing academic and student affairs of the university. Committees are elected or appointed to address matters of importance to students and the faculty.

Executive Administration
  President José-Marie Griffiths
  Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Rebecca Hoey
  Vice President for Business and Administrative Services Stacy Krusemark
  Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Amy Crissinger
  Vice President for Institutional Advancement Jon Schemmel
  Vice President for Research and Economic Development Ashley Podhradsky
  Vice President for Human Resources Deb Roach
  Chief Technology Officer Brent VanAartsen
  Chief Information Officer Shawn Jaacks
  Director of the Applied Research Lab Joel Wohnoutka
  Director of Marketing and Communications Kelli Koepsell
  Athletic Director Jeff Dittman
 Academic Administration
  Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Mark Spanier, Interim
  Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems Dorine Bennett
  Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Mary Bell
  Dean of the College of Education David DeJong
  Dean of Graduate Studies Mark Hawkes
  Dean of Governor’s Cyber Academy Fenecia Homan
Library Staff
  Mary Francis Director of the Karl Mundt Library, Professor
  Rachelle McPhillips Reference and Instruction Librarian, Assistant Librarian
  Abbie Steuhm Reference and Instruction Librarian, Assistant Librarian

Faculty

(*member of Graduate Faculty)

KRISTINA ADAMS (2019), Instructor of Speech Communications
       B.A., California State University
       M.A., Gonzaga University

HANNAH ALTMANN (2019), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
       B.S., Minnesota State University
       Ph.D., North Dakota State University

KATIE ANDERSON* (2014), Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for Teacher Education
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.S., Black Hills State University
       Ed.D, Walden University

STACY ANDERSON (2018), Instructor of Physical Education and Faculty Athletic Representative
       B.S., Dakota Wesleyan University
       M.S., Northern State University

RICHARD I. AVERY* (1998), Professor of Mathematics and Undergraduate Mathematics Coordinator
       B.S., University of New Hampshire
       M.A.T., University of New Hampshire
       M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

KRISTEL BAKKER* (1998), Professor of Biology
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ph.D., South Dakota State University

ANDREW BEHRENS (2018), Assistant Professor in Business and Information Systems and Undergraduate CIS Program Coordinator
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University      

ANGELA BEHRENDS (2015), Assistant Professor of Art
      
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
       M.F.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

MARY BELL* (2023), Associate Professor and Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences
      BBA, Las Curses
      M.A., St. Mary’s University
      Ph.D., Old Dominion University

WILLIAM BENDIX* (2021), Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for Cyber Leadership and Intelligence
       B.A., University of Waterloo
       M.A., University of Waterloo
       Ph.D., University of British Columbia

DORINE BENNETT* (1987), Professor and Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems, RHIA, FAHIMA
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.B.A., University of South Dakota
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

STACEY L. BERRY* (2010), Professor, Associate Dean of Arts and Science, and Undergraduate Research Coordinator
       B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
       M.A., Northern Illinois University
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

JUSTIN BLESSINGER* (2003), Professor of English and Program Coordinator for English
       B.A., Tabor College
       M.A., Emporia State University
       Ph.D., University of South Dakota

JOSEPH BOTTUM (2017), Associate Professor
      
B.A., Georgetown University
       Ph.D., Boston College

PETER BRITTON (2020), Assistant Professor of Digital Animation and Game Design
       A.A.S., Brookdale Community College
       B.F.A., Miami International University of Art and Design
       M.F.A., Miami International University of Art and Design

PATTI BROOKS* (2021), Assistant Professor of Health Information Systems
       A.S., Dakota State University
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       D.Sc., Dakota State University

TATE CARSON (2021), Assistant Professor of Digital Sound Design
       B.M., Loyola University
       M.M., University of New Orleans
       M.F.A., Mills College
       Ph.D., Louisiana State University

YEN-LING CHANG* (2011), Associate Professor of Finance
       B.S., National Cheng Chi University
       M.B.A., National Cheng Chi University
       M.S., Iowa State University
       Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

AKEMI CHATFIELD* (2022), Associate Professor of Business & Information Systems
       B.A., Franklin College
       M.B.A., Texas Tech University
       Ph.D., Texas Tech University

QUENTIN COVERT (2023), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
       M.S., Dakota State University

KYLE CRONIN* (2011), Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       D.Sc., Capitol Technology University

LUKE CHOWNING (2022), Assistant Professor
       B.S., Lubbock Christian University
       M.S., Texas Tech University
       Ph.D., Texas Tech University

THOMAS DECECCHI (2023), Assistant Professor
       B.S., Queen’s University
       Ph.D., McGill University

DAVID DeJONG* (2022), Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Education
       B.A., University of Northern Iowa
       M.A., Drake University
       Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa

EDWARD DENNIS* (2017), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       A.A.S., Southeast Technical Institute
       B.A., University of Sioux Falls
       M.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Colorado Technical University
       D.Cs., Colorado Technical University

JEFFREY ELBERT (2023), Assistant Professor
       B.S., Iowa State University
       M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston
       Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston

ERICH EISCHEN (2021), Instructor of Accounting
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.P.A., University of South Dakota
       J.D., Mitchell Hamline College of Law
       LL.M., University of Denver

PATRICK ENGEBRETSON* (2020), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences and Graduate Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. in Cyber Operations
       B.S., North Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       D.Sc., Dakota State University

OMAR F. EL-GAYAR* (2000), Professor of Information Systems
       B.S., M.S., University of Alexandria (Egypt)
       M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa
       Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

KATHY ENGBRECHT (2009), Instructor of Computer Science and Retention Specialist
       B.B.A., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

TYLER FLAAGAN* (2019), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
        B.S., Dakota State University
        M.S., Dakota State University
        Ph.D., Dakota State University

MARY FRANCIS* (2007), Professor, Director of the Mundt Library, and Ombudsman
       B.A., The Franciscan University
       M.A., The University of Iowa

JENNIFER FUNKE (2023), Instructor
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

ROBERT GIRTZ* (2017), Assistant Professor of Business & Economics and Undergraduate Coordinator of Business
      
B.S., St. Cloud State University
       M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
       Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

RUSSELL GRAVES (2023), Assistant Professor
       B.A., University of Kansas
       M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
       Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

PENG GUO (2023), Assistant Professor
       M.S. Nankai University
       Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

TOM HALVERSON* (1999), Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program
       B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris
       M.S., University of Iowa
       Ph.D., University of Iowa

MICHAEL HAM* (2013), Associate Professor and Coordinator for Cyber Operations Initiatives
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       D.Sc., Dakota State University

YOUSSEF HARRATH (2023), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.Sc., Science University
       M.Sc., Polytechnic National Institute
       Ph.D., Franche-Comte’ University

JOHN HASTINGS (2023), Visiting Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., University of Wyoming
       M.S., University of Wyoming
       Ph.D., University of Wyoming

MARK HAWKES* (1999), Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies
       B.S., Brigham Young University
       M.S., Brigham Young University
       Ph.D., Syracuse University

FENECIA HOMAN (2023), Assistant Professor and Dean of the Governor’s Cyber Academy
       B.A., Augustana College
       B.A., Minot State University
       M.A., Minot State University
       Ed.D., Sam Houston State University

DEANA HUENERS-NELSON (1998), Instructor
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.A., South Dakota State University

AARON INGALLS (2023), Instructor
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

MATTHEW INGRAM (2020), Assistant Professor of Communications and Center for Teaching & Learning Director
       B.A., Lawrence University
       M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
       Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

MEGAN JANKE (2023), Clinical Supervisor of Pre-Service Teachers
       B.A., South Dakota State University
       M.A., Augustana University

JASON JENKINS (2016), Instructor of Computer Science
        B.S., Dakota State University
        M.S., Dakota State University

VIKI JOHNSON* (2006), Associate Professor of Sociology
       B.A., Dickinson State University
       M.S., North Dakota State University
       Ph.D., University of North Dakota

KIMBERLY JONES (2008), Lecturer of Mathematics
       B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
       M.E., Stephen F. Austin State University
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

THOMAS M. JONES (2000), Professor of Art
       A.A., Temple College
       B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
       M.A, Stephen F. Austin State University
       M.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

JIHENE KAABI (2023), Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B., University of Science
       M.Sc., Polytechnic National Institute
       M.Sc., University of Science & Technique
       Ph.D., University of Science & Technique

KURT KEMPER (2008), Professor of History / Director of General Beadle Honors Program
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.A., George Mason University
       Ph.D., Louisiana State University / A&M College

DAVID KENLEY* (2020), Professor and Coordinator of General Studies
       B.A., Brigham Young University
       M.A., University of Utah
       Ph.D., University of Hawai’i

SCOTT KLUNGSETH (2014), Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Undergraduate Coordinator for Exercise Science
       B.A., Augustana College
       M.A., Northern State University
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

KYLE KORMAN (2022), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       Ph.D., Dakota State University

ANDREW KRAMER* (2017), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Science
       A.A., College of the Redwoods
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., in Applied Computer Science
       Ph.D., Dakota State University

STEPHEN KREBSBACH* (2000), Professor of Computer Science and Graduate Program Coordinator for Ph.D. Computer Science
       B.S., Moorhead State University
       M.S., Moorhead State University
       Ph.D., North Dakota State University

HALEY LARSON (2018), Assistant Professor of English for New Media
       B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       M.F.A., Colorado State University
       M.A., University of Iowa
       Ph.D., University of Iowa

KONRAD LIGHTNER (2021), Assistant Professor of Practice
       B.A., University of Minnesota
       Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Animation

JUN LIU* (2012), Associate Professor of Information Systems and Graduate Coordinator for MS Analytics
         B.A., Nanjing University, China
         M.S., University of Arizona
         Ph.D., University of Arizona

KELLY MACLEOD (2022), Instructor of Arts and Director of Theatre
         A.A., Casper College
         B.S., South Dakota State University
         M.A., University of North Dakota

ALEXANDER MAXEY (2023), Instructor
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

JAMES MCKEOWN* (1989), Lecturer of Computer Education
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.A., Teachers College / Columbia University
       Ph.D., University of Iowa

BRENDA MERKEL* (2022), Assistant Professor in Business and Information Systems
       A.S., Dakota State University
       B.S., Dakota State University and Northern State University
       M.S., Northern State University
       D.B.A., Anderson University

JASON MIXON* (2021), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
      
B.B.A., West Texas A&M University
       M.B.A., West Texas A&M University     

ALAN MONTGOMERY (2000), Professor of Art and DSU Gallery Coordinator
       B.F.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato
       M.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato
       M.F.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

SCOTT MORSTAD* (2017), Assistant Professor of Accounting & Business Law
       B.A., Augustana College
       J.D., University of South Dakota

JENNIFER MUNGER (2017), Instructor of Special Education
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.E., South Dakota State University

GABE MYDLAND* (1998), Associate Professor of Education
       B.S., Augustana College
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

NANTHI NARUKONDA (2022), Assistant Professor
       BT, Jawharlal Nehru Technological University
       MT, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University
       MS, Dakota State University
       Ph.D., Dakota State University      

JENNIFER NASH* (2005), Associate Professor of Science Education
       B.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato
       Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

NEVINE NAWAR (2011), Senior Lecturer of Biology
       MBBch, University of Alexandria, Egypt
       M.S., University of Alexandria, Egypt
       Ph.D., University of Alexandria, Egypt

CHERIE NOTEBOOM* (2009), Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for Ph.D Information Systems
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.B.A., University of South Dakota
       E.D., University of South Dakota
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Omaha

KAYLA NUNNERY (2022), Instructor of Arts
       B.A., University of South Dakota
       M.A., University of South Dakota      

AUSTIN O’BRIEN* (2015), Associate Professor of Computer Science and Graduate Program Coordinator for MS in Computer Science
      
B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ph.D., South Dakota State University

CHRIS OLSON* (2006), Associate Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University
       Ph.D., Northcentral University

JEFFREY PALMER* (1991), Professor of Mathematics
       B.A., Bemidji State University
       B.S., Bemidji State University
       M.S., Washington State University
       Ph.D., Washington State University

INSU PARK* (2014) Associate Professor of Information Systems
       B.C., Hanyang University
       M.S., Hanyang University
       Ph.D., State University of NY, Buffalo

ERIK PEDERSON, (2020), Assistant Professor of Computer Game Design
       B.S., University of Wisconsin, Stout
       M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

D. SCOTT RICHARDSON (2004), Instructor of English
       B.S., Kentucky Christian College
       M.A., Emporia State University

ROBERT RICHARDSON (2018), Instructor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.A., University of Houston
       M.S., Dakota State University

MICHAEL ROACH* (2002), Assistant Professor of Economics
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.B.A., University of Sioux Falls
       Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis

WENDY ROMERO (2018), Associate Professor of Art and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for DAD
       B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
       M.F.A., Georgia Southern University

ANDREW SATHOFF, (2019), Assistant Professor of Biology and Undergraduate Coordinator for Science
       B.A., St. Olaf College
       Ph.D., University of Minnesota

BETSY SCHAMBER, (2020), Instructor of Social Science Pedagogy
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.E., South Dakota State University

KINDRA SCHNEIDER, (2017), Instructor of Elementary Education
       B.S.Ed., Dakota State University
       M.S., University of Sioux Falls

JUSTIN SCHROEDER (2023), Assistant Professor
       B.A., Vanderbilt University
       Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

MEGAN SCHUH (2023), Assistant Professor
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.Ed., University of Sioux Falls

JENNIFER SCHULTE (2022), Instructor Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

DANIEL SEMAN, (2020), Assistant Professor of Animation
       B.F.A., Columbus College of Arts and Design
       M.F.A., Academy of Art University

CHRISTINA SEWELL, (2023), Instructor of Arts and Science
       M.A., Missour State University

WILLIAM SEWELL, (2014), Associate Professor of English Education
       B.A., Drury University
       M.A., Missouri State University
       Ph.D., University of Kansas

RONGHUA SHAN* (1998), Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for M.S. Information Systems
       B.E., Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang, China
       Post Graduate Diploma - China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing, China
       M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

WENDY SIMMERMON (2018), Lecturer of Business & Info Systems
       B.S., Northern State University
       M.S., University of Sioux Falls
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

KEVIN SMITH* (2013), Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Graduate Program Coordinator for M.S.Ed. Educational Technology
       B.S.Ed., Dakota State University
       M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       Ed.D., University of Memphis

MARK SPANIER* (2015), Associate Professor of Cryptography and Interim Dean of Arts and Science
       B.S., North Dakota State University
       Ph.D., North Dakota State University

DANIEL SPENCER (2023), Instructor
       B.A., Ohio University
       M.A., Ohio University
       Ph.D., Ohio University

RENAE SPOHN* (2012), Associate Professor, Director of Health Informatics and Information Management Programs, and Program Coordinator for MSHIIM; RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA, FNAHQ
       A.S., Colorado Technical University
       A.S., Dakota State University
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.B.A., City University (Bellevue, WA)
       Ph.D., University of South Dakota

JOSEPH A. STAUDENBAUR (2001), Associate Professor of Digital Arts
       B.A., Minnesota State University
       M.A., Minnesota State University
       M.F.A., Northern Illinois University

NICOLE STEELE (2023), Director of Field Services
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.S., University of South Dakota

SANDI STEINHOFF-MULLER (2004), Instructor of Special Education
       B.S. Dakota State University
       M.S., Southwest State University

KEVIN STREFF* (2002), Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
       B.B.A., Dakota State University
       M.B.A., Temple University
       Ph.D., Capella University

DANIEL TALLEY* (1996), Professor of Economics and Graduate Program Coordinator for MBA in General Management
       B.S., University of Puget Sound
       Ph.D., University of Oregon

DEB TECH* (1999), Associate Professor of Marketing
       B.A., Concordia Teachers College
       M.B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       Ph.D., Northcentral University

BRENT TULLOSS* (2001), Lecturer of Information Systems
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

VARGHESE VAIDYAN* (2022), Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Science
       B.T., University of Calicut
       M.S., University of Glasgow
       Ph.D., Iowa State University

YONG WANG* (2012), Associate Dean of Graduate Program and Graduate Program Coordinator for the MS in Cyber Defense
       B.S., Wuhan University, China
       M.Eng., Wuhan University, China
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

CODY WELU* (2017), Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Cyber Security
        B.S., Dakota State University
        M.S., Dakota State University
        Ph.D., Dakota State University   

RICHARD WICKLEIN (2017), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
        B.S., Mount Mercy College
        Ph.D., North Dakota State University

JULIE WULF PLIMPTON* (2016), Associate Professor of Health Information
        B.S., Dakota State University
        M.S., Dakota State University

QIANG (David) ZENG* (2017), Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Business Analytics Research
        B.S., Dalian Jiaotong University
        M.S., California State University
        M.B.A., University of California
        Ph.D., University of California

SHAWN ZWACH* (2019) Assistant Professor of Computer and Cyber Sciences
        B.S., Dakota State University
        M.S., Dakota State University 

Emeritus Faculty

ETHELLE S. BEAN (1986), Professor Emeritus and Director of Library Emeritus
       B.S., Stetson University
       M.S., Florida State University

ROBERT BUCKMAN (1967), Professor Emeritus of Biology
       B.S., University of South Dakota
       M.S., University of South Dakota
       Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

RICHARD CHRISTOPH (1998), Professor Emeritus of Management Information Systems
       B.S., Clemson University
       M.A., Clemson University
       Ph.D., Clemson University

SUSAN CONOVER (1999), Professor Emeritus of Speech
       B.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
       M.S., Southern Illinois University
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

JUDY DITTMAN (1978), Professor Emeritus of Health and Physical Ed
       B.S., Black Hills State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ph.D., University of Iowa

DALE DROGE (1992), Professor Emeritus of Biology
       B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
       Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

THOMAS FARRELL (1970), Associate Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Information Systems
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University

BRUCE FEISTNER (1980), Associate Professor Emeritus and Director of Respiratory Care Program Emeritus
       R.R.T., Sioux Valley Hospital
       B.A., Augustana College
       M.S.S., University of South Dakota

TIMOTHY L. FIEGEN (1998), Associate Professor Emeritus of Special Education
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.A., University of South Dakota
       Education Specialist, University of South Dakota
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

MICHAEL FOSS (1984), Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
       B.A., Augustana College
       M.E., South Dakota State University

JOYCE HAVLIK (1996), Assistant Professor Emeritus of Health Information
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.S., Dakota State University

DONNA HAZELWOOD (1994), Professor Emeritus of Biology
       B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
       B.F.A., University of Calgary
       M.S., Washington State University
       Ph.D., Cornell University

JAMES A. JANKE (1978-1999; 2000) Associate Professor Emeritus of Management
       B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
       MBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
       Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

JOHN LAFLIN (1985), Professor Emeritus of English
       A.B., Marietta College
       M.A., Purdue University
       Ph.D. Purdue University

GERALD LANGE (1964), Professor Emeritus of History
       Ph.B., University of North Dakota
       Ph.D., University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

D. SCOTT MACKENZIE (2001), Professor Emeritus of Art and Computer Graphic Design
       B.B.A., Kent State University
       M.S., Colorado State University
       Ph.D., Colorado State University

CHARLES McCLUSKEY (1970), Professor Emeritus of Education & Psychology
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.Ed., South Dakota State University
       Ed.D., University of Wyoming

LYNETTE MOLSTAD GORDER (1981), Professor Emeritus of Business and Information Systems
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.A., University of South Dakota
       M.B.A., University of South Dakota
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

MAUREEN A. MURPHY (2003), Associate Professor Emeritus of English
       B.S., B.A., Moorhead State University
       M.A., New Mexico State University
       Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NANCY MOOSE (1981), Professor Emeritus of Adult Education
       B.A., South Dakota State University
       M.A., South Dakota State University
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

JOHN NELSON (1996), Professor Emeritus of English
       B.S., Black Hills State University
       M.A., University of Wyoming
       P.D., University of South Dakota

MARGARET O’BRIEN (1983-2005, 2006), Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.B.A., University of South Dakota
       M.P.A., University of South Dakota
       Ed.D., University of South Dakota

LOUIS PAPE (1968), Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
       B.S., University of Wisconsin
       M.Mus., Indiana University

LINDA J. PARKS (2010) Associate Professor Emeritus of Health Information Management
       B.S., Park College, Parkville, MO
       M.A., College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

CRYSTAL R. PAULI (2001), Associate Professor Emeritus of Special Education
       B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University
       M.S., Northern State University
       Ed.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
       Ph.D., Capella University

RICHARD PUETZ (1983), Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Business Law
       B.S. Ed., Northern State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       M.P.A., University of South Dakota
       J.D., University of South Dakota

LYNN RYAN (1975), Assistant Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts
       B.A., Spalding College
       M.A., Indiana University

TERRANCE W. RYAN (1975), Vice President/Dean for Student Affairs Emeritus and Instructor Emeritus of Mathematics
       B.S., Purdue University
       M.S., Indiana University

RISË L. SMITH (1984), Professor Emeritus
       B.A., Kalamazoo College
       M.A., University of Michigan
       M.L.S., San Jose State University

VICKI STERLING (1977), Professor Emeritus of Education
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.A., University of South Dakota
       Ed.D, University of South Dakota

JAMES SWANSON (1966, 1969), Associate Professor Emeritus of English
       B.S., Northern State University
       M.S., Northern State University

JERALD A. TUNHEIM (1987), Professor Emeritus of Physics and President Emeritus
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

ZENO VAN ERDEWYK (1967), Professor Emeritus of Education
       B.S., Dakota State University
       M.Ed., South Dakota State University
       Ed.D., University of North Dakota

LINDA VENEKAMP (1980), Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
      B.S., University of South Dakota
      M.S., Mankato State University 

JACK WALTERS (2005), Professor Emeritus of Management
       B.S., University of Pennsylvania
       M.S., University of South Florida
       Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

GALE WIEDOW (2007), Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Education
      B.A., University of Northern Iowa
      M.A., University of Northern Iowa
      Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

DON WIKEN (1997), Associate Professor Emeritus of Education
      B.A., University of South Dakota
      M.S.S., University of South Dakota
      Ed.D., University of South Dakota 

CECELIA WITTMAYER (1986), Vice President Emeritus of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Marketing
       B.S., South Dakota State University
       M.S., South Dakota State University
       Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln