Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

College of Arts and Sciences






Administration and Faculty

Stacey Berry, Professor, Dean
Rich Avery, Professor and Mathematics Coordinator
Justin Blessinger, Professor and English Coordinator
William Bendix, Assistant Professor and Cyber Leadership & Intelligence Coordinator
David Kenley, Professor and General Studies Coordinator
Wendy Romero, Associate Professor and Digital Arts and Design Coordinator
Andrew Sathoff, Assistant Professor and Science Coordinator

Professors: Kristel Bakker, Thomas Jones, Kurt Kemper, Alan Montgomery

Associate Professors: Hannah Altmann, Joseph Bottum, Viki Johnson, Daniel Seman, William Sewell, Joseph Staudenbaur, Richard Wicklein

Assistant Professors: Peter Britton, Tate Carson, Alex Deccechi, Jeff Elbert, Russell Graves, Peng Guo, Matthew Ingram, Haley Larson, Konrad Lightner, Justin Schroeder, Daniel Spencer

Instructors/Lecturers: Kristina Adams, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Kim Jones, Kelly MacLeod, Nevine Nawar, Kayla Nunnery, D. Scott Richardson


The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to educate and prepare students to be lifelong learners and professionals in a variety of disciplines including biology, computer game design, cyber leadership and intelligence, digital content creation, digital arts and design, English, and mathematics. Students are challenged to develop the necessary skills in their respective area, to think logically and critically, and to make sound decisions. Faculty expertise and the integration of technology in all programs provides the foundation for Dakota State University’s College of Arts and Sciences degree programs.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science majors listed above, the College also offers several minors, including art, audio production, biology, chemistry, communication studies, computer graphics, digital photography, English for new media, history, math, multimedia/web design, physics, 2-D and 3-D production animation, sociology, Spanish, and video production.  A number of certificate programs are also available including digital photography, mathematical foundations of cryptography, multimedia, multimedia design and production, and website design and development.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides opportunities for students to learn through work experiences and supervised professional practices.  Internships and undergraduate research/scholarship are available in most programs.