College of Arts & Sciences Government Research Bureau


Faculty & Expert Staff Research Associates

Rich Braunstein






Rich Braunstein, Ph.D.
  • Political Science
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution 

Michael Card

Michael Card, Ph.D.
  • Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Advanced Analytic Techniques
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Training
  • Business Research 






Matthew Fairholm, Ph.D.
  • Public Administration
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods 







Steve Feimer, D.P.A.
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Cold Cases
  • Criminal Sentencing Efficacy
  • Geographic Information Systems 
Rod Hair,  MBA
  • Budget and Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Research and Analysis






Sandy McKeown, J.D.
  • Legal Research and Scholarship
  • South Dakota Codified Law
  • Criminal Justice 

Shane Nordyke






Shane Nordyke, Ph.D.
  • Transportation Research
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods 

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth T. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Budgeting
  • Rate Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development

Jill Tyler






Jill Tyler, Ph.D.
  • Communication Studies
  • Focus Groups and Interviews
  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication 
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