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bullet Clyde Arnold
bullet Rick Christoph
bullet Dan Farrington
bullet Stuart Kellogg
bullet Pricilla Romkema
bullet Richard Shane
bullet Bob Tosterud
bullet Mel Ustad
Clyde Arnold - top
PhD - Economics, University of Oklahoma , 1982.
MA - Economics, University of Houston , 1973.
BS - Economics, University of Houston , 1971.
AS - Math, San Jacinto College , 1970.
1998-Present President.  Lead a non-profit company in international business activities.  Northern Plains International Institute, Aberdeen, SD.
1984-1988 Economist/Operations Research Analyst.  Economic, Computer, and Statistical Analysis. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, CA .
1979-1982 Economist. Economic, Computer, and Statistical Analysis under an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement through the University of Oklahoma . Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, CA .
1966-1969 Supervisor. Lead a department involved in maintenance and repair of electronic instruments. Texatron, Instrument Repair Department, Johnson Space Center , Houston, TX
1992-Present Dean, School of Business, Northern State University , Aberdeen, SD.
1996-Present Director, English as a Second Language Institute, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.
1989-Present Professor and Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Northern State University , Aberdeen, SD.
1991-1998 Coordinator, Joint MBA Program, University of South Dakota and Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.
1991-1996 Director, International Business Program, Northern State University , Aberdeen, SD.
1990-1992 Chair, Department of Business and Economics, Northern State University , Aberdeen, SD.
1982-1984 Assistant Professor, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington , PA.

Rich Christoph - top
Richard T. Christoph was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, in August, 1985. He currently serves as Dean of the College of Business and Information Systems, and Professor of Information Systems at Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota. In this role, he is responsible for all operational and instructional areas of the College and teaches in the Information Systems, and Strategic Management areas. His special interests include the telecommunications and networking areas. Prior to joining Dakota State University in 1998, he worked for 11 years in both faculty and administrative roles at James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia. He then worked as both a faculty member and executive consultant for Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida as the university was designed, built and opened in 1997 as the lOth State of Florida institution.
Before beginning his academic career, he worked as a Marketing Representative with the IBM Corporation for five years specializing in large scale, online computing systems. He continues to consult in the area of commercial computer utilization.
Dr. Christoph is an active researcher and is the author of over 40 books, journal articles and proceedings in the Management and Computer Information systems area. He has also written and participated in a number of grant projects that have resulted in the award of over one million dollars in grants and software.
Rick can be reached at:
3 East Hall
Madison, SD 57042
Email: [email protected]

Dan Farrington - top
Dan Farrington graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1960 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology. In June of 1968 Farrington graduated from Colorado State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and in 1974 graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. Farrington is currently Director of Grants and Special Projects at Black Hills State University.
Farrington’s experience includes:
bullet United States Marines from 1960-1964
bullet N.I.H Fellow at Iowa State University from 1971-1974
bullet Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Iowa State University in 1974
bullet Associate Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Medical Research Institute from 1974-1977
Honors and Awards for Farrington include:
bullet N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship 5 T01-A100386
bullet Gamma Sigma Delta
bullet Phi Zeta
bullet Sigma Xi
bullet 1999 William P. Switzer Award, ISU College of Veterinary Medicine (inaugural recipient)
bullet 1999 Iowa State University Inventors Award

Stuart Kellogg
Stuart D. Kellogg, Ph.D., P.E.,  Dr. Kellogg is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology where he currently serves as coordinator of the Industrial Engineering and Technology Management programs. He received his M.B.A from the University of South Dakota in 1981 where he was designated as Outstanding Graduate Student.  He earned a masters degree in electrical engineering from SDSM&T in 1982 and a Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Texas in 1984. Previous teaching experience includes two years with the operations research group at the University of Texas and three years with the School of Business at the University of Miami.  He has spent the last eleven years in industrial engineering at SDSM&T.  In addition to pedagogical issues related to engineering education, his research interests include applied and numerical probability models in the industrial environment, computer integrated manufacturing, and quality control.  He has published works in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation , Journal of Power Systems Research , Proceedings of IIE Research Conference , Quality Engineering , and Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings , and was an invited presenter at the XII International IMACS Conference on Scientific Computing.  Dr. Kellogg is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education.
Stuart can be reached at:
Industrial Engineering
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Pricilla Romkema - top
Priscilla Y. Romkema graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1985 with a M.S. in Business Education and in 1987 with a Ph.D. in Education. Romkema is currently the Assistant Professor at Black Hills State University College of Business and Technology, Spearfish, SD.
Romkema’s experience includes:
bullet 8/97 to present, Assistant Professor, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
bullet 8/99 to present, Director, Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
bullet 2/97-6/97, Office Manager, Neoprobe Corporation, London, England
bullet 10/96-1/97, Business Instructor, Lead-Deadwood School District, Lead, SD.
bullet 7/94-12/95, Training Advisor, Environmental Policy and Technology Project, Moscow, Russia.
bullet 2/92-5/95, Instructor, Independent Institute of Russian Entrepreneurship, Moscow, Russia.
bullet 8/89-7/90, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
bullet 8/87-5/89, Instructor, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.
Romkema is currently the President of the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce and also acts as a liaison between Spearfish Chamber of Commerce and Spearfish Economic Development Corporation.

Richard Shane - top
Richard Shane is a Professor and Department Head of Economics at South Dakota State University. He earned degrees in Agricultural Economics from South Dakota State University-Bachelors; University of Arizona-Masters; and Washington State University-Doctorate. In 1977 he joined the faculty at South Dakota State University on a Research/Teaching appointment. Management and marketing are his areas of interest. He and his family lived in Bavaria, Germany for three years while he served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1974.

Bob Tosterud - top
Dr. Bob Tosterud is the Holder of the Freeman Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Economics at the University of South Dakota School of Business. His teaching, research, and outreach responsibilities include entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and economics.
Prior to coming to South Dakota in the summer of 1991, Bob was the Economics Program Officer of the Ford Foundation in New York City. Most of his time on the East Coast, however, was spent in Washington, D.C., where Bob served for seven years as Senior Economist and Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress and for four years in various positions at the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Bob began his professional career at North Dakota State University where he was for six years the Director of the Transportation Institute and Assistant Professor (tenured) of Agricultural Economics. At last count, Bob has taught in various capacities in six universities, not including his two year "underground" correspondence entrepreneurship course to a dozen Mainland Chinese students.
Bob is the Founder of the National Council of Entrepreneurship Chairs, a Director of the International Institute for Entrepreneurship Development, Chair of the Nontraditional Academics Committee and former Chair of the Distinguished Chairs Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Bob also founded the South Dakota Family Business Initiative and is a former Director of the City of Vermillion Development Company. Bob also has started three businesses and currently owns and manages .
In 1993 and again in 2000 Dr. Tosterud was selected by the University's Student Association as University of South Dakota Teacher of the Year. In 1994 he was the recipient of the Freedom's Foundation $15,000 Leavey Award for "Excellence in Private Enterprise Education" and chosen as one of the Nation's "Top 10 Entrepreneurship Educators" by the Kauffman Foundation, Inc Magazine, and Merrill Lynch. Bob's rural development interests took him to South Africa where he served as a consultant for the Black Entrepreneurs and Enterprises Support team. His success at stimulating business creations in rural areas also took him to the "outback" of Australia during the spring of 1997. Bob served as the Visiting Scholar in Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship at the congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., from October 1998 to June 1999.
Bob received his BS and MS degrees in Business from North Dakota State University and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. While his family roots go back to North Dakota, Bob was born in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Dr. Tosterud can be reached at:
School of Business USD
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: [email protected]

Mel Ustad - top
Melvin Ustad graduated from University of South Dakota in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History. In 1991, he graduated with an M.A. in Political Science and in 1994 he graduated with an Ed. D. in Adult and Higher Education. Ustad is currently the Associate Dean of the University of South Dakota. Ustad is also Director of South Dakota Health Technology Innovations, Inc. and the Small Business High Technology Institute. Previous appointments include: Associate Professor at Dakota State University and a legislative aide for Senator Larry Pressler.
Ustad can be reached at:
Office of Research
107 Slagle
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: [email protected]

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