Meet your Faculty, Staff and Administrators

All of the faculty, staff and administrators are dedicated to helping you succeed as a student here at Kennesaw State University (KSU). KSU is divided up into several academic colleges. We are part of the College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE). Our College is led by an interim academic dean - Dr. Jon Preston. The Dean's Administrative Assistant is Ms. Lyncia Norman. The school has three departments - our department - Information Technology, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Computer Game Design and Development & Software Engineering. The Department of IT is led by Department Chair and Professor - Dr. Rebecca Rutherfoord. The IT department's Adminitrative Assistant is Demetria Wells.

There are eleven full-time faculty in the Department of Information Technology. Dr. Bob Brown is a Lecturer who teaches undergraduate courses. Dr. Rich Halstead-Nussloch is a Full-Professor and teaches primarily graduate courses. Dr. Lei Li, Coordinator for the MSIT program who is an Associate Professor and who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Svetlana Peltsverger is an Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Computing, who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Ms. Dawn Tatum is a Lecturer and Internship coordinator, who teaches undergraduate courses. Mrs. Susan Vande Ven is a Lecturer who teaches undergraduate courses and is also the Coordinator for the BSIT and BASIT programs. Dr. Chi Zhang is an Assistant Professor, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Ming Yang is an Assistant Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Jack Zheng is an Assistant Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.

There are 4 full time academic advisors, Ms. Ashley McClure, Ms. Elizabeth Hayne, Mrs. Elizabeth Youngblood and Mr. Yonas Teklemariam.

Many of the faculty have additional web pages. The full list of IT faculty, along with the courses they generally teach, are listed HERE.

Please feel free to contact any of your faculty, staff or administrators at any time.

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