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Meet the IT Faculty

All of the faculty, staff and administrators are dedicated to helping you succeed as a student here at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU).  SPSU is divided up into several academic schools.  We are part of the School of Computing and Software Engineering (CSE).  Our School is led by an academic dean - Dr. Han Reichgelt.  The Dean's Administrative Assistant is Ms. Faith Gonzales.  The school has two departments - our department - Information Technology, and the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering.  The Department of IT is led by an Interim Department Chair and Professor - Dr. Rebecca Rutherfoord.  The departmental Administrative Assistant is Ms. Jasmine Watkins.

There are eight full-time faculty in the Department of Information Technology, including Dr. RutherfoordMr. Bob Brown is a Lecturer who teaches undergraduate courses.  Dr. Rich Halstead-Nussloch is a Full-Professor and teaches primarily graduate courses. Dr. Svetlana Peltsverger is an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the MSIT and Graduate Certificate programs who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Mrs. Susan Vande Ven is a Lecturer who teaches undergraduate courses.  Dr. Chi Zhang is an Assistant Professor, Coordinator for the BSIT program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Dr. Ming Yang is an Assistant Professor, Coordinator for the BASIT program and who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Dr. Jack Zheng is an Assistant Professor who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.   

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.  The contact information for each person is listed under the "Contact Information" of the orientation.

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