Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

Northcentral University, D.E.D. in General Education

Minot State University, M.E.D. in Education

Dickinson State University, B.S.E.D. in Business Education

Additional Information

Lori Hauf has taught in the Business and Management Department as well as the Math and Computer Science Department at Dickinson State University since 2001, first as an adjunct lecturer of Business (2001-2005) and then a full time lecturer (2005-2014).  Lori obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Dickinson State University in 2003, a Master of Education degree from Minot State University in 2007, and is expected to complete a Doctorate of Educational Technology degree from North Central University in the fall of 2018. In addition to on-campus course teaching, she has developed and taught online courses, and numerous continuing education workshops for the community.

Academic learning must begin with motivation and inspiration. Students deserve to experience the same passion the instructor has for both the subject at hand and learning as a whole. I think that teaching and learning are a reciprocal processes. By fostering each students’ talents, instructors can build self-esteem and may encourage a lifelong skill. By supporting these special abilities, instructors can, for example, guide students' research, and students can, in turn, enlighten teachers about subjects in which they may not be as knowledgeable. This mutual respect for individual skills cultivates a professional academic relationship, leading to a give-and-take educational union. This connection allows students to feel that they are on equal intellectual ground with their teachers, thus creating a strong academic atmosphere.