I am Chris Olson, from Madison, SD, home of Dakota State University. I received my MS in Information Systems from DSU in 2004 and started teaching in the Fall semester of 2005. I earned my PhD in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. I currently serve as the Coordinator for the MS in Cyber Defense program and primarily teach programming classes.


PhD, Business Administration, Northcentral University, 2013
Concentration: Applied Computer Science
MS, Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2004
Specializations: Electronic Commerce, Data Management
BS, Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2001

Fall 2022

CSC 105 Introduction to Computers


Required Textbook:
Exploring Microsoft Office 2019 Introductory
by: Mary Anne Poatsy; Keith Mulbery; Lynn Hogan; Jason Davidson; Linda Lau; Rebecca Lawson; Jerri Williams; Amy Rutledge; Diane Kosharek
Print ISBN: 9780135402542, 0135402549
eText ISBN: 9780135402672, 0135402670
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2020

CSC 334 Web Development


Required Textbooks:
Murach’s HTML5 and CSS3 (4th Edition)
by Zak Ruvalcaba and Anne Boehm
ISBN 978-1-943872-26-8
Chapters 1 to 9, 11

Murach’s JavaScript and jQuery (4th Edition)
by Mary Delamater and Zak Ruvalcaba
ISBN 978-1-943872-62-6
Chapters 2 to 6, 8, 10 to 15, 19

CSC 376 Web Development Environments


Required Textbooks:
ASP.NET Core 5 and React – Second Edition
by Carl Rippon
ISBN 9781800206168
Published: January 2021
eBookavailable for free through the DSU Library website