New faculty this fall
Dakota State hired several new faculty for the 2012 academic year. A total of twelve faculty have been hired in all three college departments. The dorms opened for new students August 24th, and classes began at 4:00p.m. August 28th.
Brenda Burger, Lecturer of Mathematics/Math Center Coordinator, College of Arts & Sciences. Burger received her B.A. from Northwestern University, B.S.Ed, M.Lib Studies, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. She comes to Dakota State from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg where she was director of the Quality Enhancement Plan and Academic Success Center.
Mike Caniglia, Instructor/Assistant Football Coach, College of Education/Athletics. Caniglia received his B.A. from Southern California Colege and M.S. from the University of Wyoming. He has football coaching experience at both the high school and college level. Caniglia has volunteered with the DSU team for the last two years.
Dawn Dittman, Lecturer of Information Systems, College of Business & Information Systems. Dittman received her B.S., M.S., and D.Sc., from Dakota State University. She returns to Dakota State from Hastings College where she had been the IT Project Manager.
Michael Gaylor, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences. Gaylor received his B.S. from Christopher Newport College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary. He has been the Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W. Va.
Shreelina Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Professional & Technical Communication, College of Arts and Sciences. Ghosh received her B.A. from Presidency College /Calcutta University, M.A. from Calcutta University and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She comes to DSU from Arizona State University where she was in the English writing program.
Kailee Gray, Instructor of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences. Gray received her B.S. and M.A. from the University of South Dakota. She has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant at USD with the math department for the last 3 years.
Anita Gust, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, College of Education. Gust received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of North Dakota. She is completing her Ph.D. (ABD) from North Dakota State University. Gust has been an adjunct instructor at DSU since January of 2012. Previously she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at NDSU.
Kevin Krahenbuhl, Assistant Professor of Education, College of Education. Krahenbuhl received his B.A.Ed. and M.A. from Arizona State University, and his Ed.D. from Northern Arizona University. Krahenbuhl comes to DSU from Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz. where he has been an adjunct instructor and researcher.
Jun Liu, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, College of Business & Information Systems. Liu received his B.A. from Nanjing University in China, and his M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Liu was most recently a staff scientist at Opera Solutions in San Diego, Calif. He also has experience in research in the MIS Department at the University of Arizona.
Matthew Miller, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Business & Information Systems. Miller received his B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He has been involved in developing curriculum for high school and middle school students that involve robotics and the use of computer science.
Ashley Podhradsky, Assistant Professor of Information Assurance/Forensics, College of Business & Information Systems. Podhradsky received her B.S., M.S. and D.Sc. from Dakota State University. She returns to DSU from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. While at Drexel University, she was the Assistant Professor of Computing and Security Technology.
Kelly Steinmetz, Instructor of Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences, will teach at the University Center. Steinmetz received her B.A. from Truman State University, M.A. from Indiana University, and is working on her Ph.D. (ABD) from Indiana University. She has been the Assistant Department Chair of Mathematics and Physics, as well as Associate Professor of Mathematics, at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Ind.