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 Administrative Assistant is Demetria Wells.

There are thirteen full-time faculty in the Department of Information Technology. Dr. Rich Halstead-Nussloch is a Professor and teaches primarily graduate courses. Dr. Lei Li, Coordinator for the MSIT program who is a Professor and who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Svetlana Peltsverger is a 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 Senior Lecturer who teaches undergraduate courses and is also the Coordinator for the BSIT and BASIT programs. Dr. Chi Zhang is an Associate Professor, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Ming Yang is a Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Jack Zheng is an Associate Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Meng Han is an Assistant Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Charles Lively is a Limited Term Assistant Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Mr. Foster Scotland is a Limited Term Instructor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Mr. William Forsyth is a Limited Term Instructor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.

There are 3 full time academic advisors, Ms. Ashley McClure (who is also the Student Success Manager), Ms. Anna Traykova, and Mr. Yonas Teklemariam.

As a graduate student, your academic advisor is the program coordinator, Dr. Lei Li.

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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