Dakota State University in Madison has named a new vice president for Research and Economic Development. Dr. Ashley Podhradsky has been serving as the interim vice president since October of 2020.
DSU President José-Marie Griffiths said that Dr. Podhradsky’s experience with cyber education and research will provide the strong leadership that will help students and faculty execute innovative research projects, and develop those ideas to their full potential. She said that Podhradsky’s professional connections will provide networking opportunities for DSU students and researchers, and create awareness about the outstanding research taking place at the university.
Podhradsky is a native of Flandreau and has been a DSU faculty member since 2012, teaching computer science and forensics classes. She has also mentored students with research projects, and co-founded an outreach program called CybHER. Podhradsky also began research in the field of digital forensics, which resulted in the creation of the DigForCE lab at the Madison Cyber Labs.