Dr. Marcia S. Entwistle '83 (Chair)
Dr. Entwistle received her Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota. She teaches courses in Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis, and Computer Programming. The primary focus of her research is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Dr. Entwistle shares a joint appointment between the departments of business administration and computer science. Her advising interests include helping students seeking careers combining business and technology. Dr. Entwistle also serves as our faculty liaison to our athletic department and serves as an official representative of Augustana in NCAA affairs. Her primary responsibility in this role is to advocate the appropriate emphasis on academics for our student-athletes.
Instructor and Director of Instructional Technology
Sharon Gray holds a Masters of Selected Studies in instructional technology from the University of South Dakota. She is the Director of Instructional Technology and also the Moodle administrator at Augustana. She teaches the following courses for the Augustana Computer Science Department: Web Site Development and Design and Ethical Issues in Technology.
Dr. Terence C. Mournet
Programmer Analyst and Instructor
Dr. Mournet received his Ph.D. from the University of Durham, UK. He is a programmer analyst at Augustana University and currently teaches courses in computer programming and databases. He has extensive IT experience including work as a software developer, manager of information systems, director of educational technology, web administrator, electronic technician, and computer consultant. In addition to his IT experience, Terence is an internationally recognized scholar and author in the area of oral tradition and the Gospels and taught New Testament at the graduate level for 11 years at two different institutions.
Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning
Froiland Science Complex #225
Carrie has a Ph.D. from Duke University, where she studied the biochemical evolution of herbivore resistance in the charismatic relatives of broccoli. Carrie grew up in North Dakota and did her undergraduate research with Tony Dean in Minnesota. She comes to Augustana from the University of Chicago where she worked in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.
Instructor of Computer Science
A 1983 Augustana graduate, Dan Steinwand holds a master's degree in engineering from South Dakota State University, focused on signal and image processing. He joined AU's computer science department in 2017, and teaches the Data Science core (Intro, Analytics, and Visualization), Operating Systems, Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Project Management, and Software Engineering. Prior to joining Augustana, he worked as a Computer Scientist and Satellite Systems Engineer for USGS EROS and as a Data Scientist for Avera Health.
Marlys Vant Hul '94
Gilbert Science Center #212
Marlys has worked at Augustana for more than twenty-five years. She and her two daughters are Augustana alumni. Marlys thoroughly enjoys being surrounded by the very best students and watching them grow throughout their four years at Augustana. Marlys loves to shop, garden, and read. She also loves to spend time with her grandchildren, especially watching their sporting events.