New Dean of DSU’s Beacom College

Dr. Mary Bell has been named the new Dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University 

Bell brings 34 years of leadership experience and 13 years of teaching experience to Dakota State. She also has 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, with expertise in aviation and intelligence. Her experience includes her most recent position as professor and faculty department head of Operational Art and Campaign Planning at the National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she taught on topics including cyberspace, intelligence, information, and space considerations.

Her anticipated start date is July 31. The current Dean, Dr. Pat Engebretson, will transition to a role as Beacom Liaison for Rising II Initiatives. He will also serve as Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. program in Cyber Operations, and will have some teaching duties.