Dean of Science & Technology @ Dixie State University
Dr. Eric Pedersen has served as a faculty member in the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department at Dixie State University since 1989 where he teaches web development, design, and tech entrepreneurship. He is currently the Dean of the College of Science & Technology at DSU. Over the years Pedersen has held numerous leadership roles on campus including Director of the SBDC & Business Development Center (1989-94), Director of the
Center of Excellence for Computer Graphics (1992-2012), and Dean of Continuing Education (1994-97). Pedersen received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Utah State University and has conducted extensive work in tech entrepreneurship. In addition to his academic career, Pedersen is a successful entrepreneur. He directed a research team that developed and launched the first website in Utah, co-founded InfoWest, the first regional internet service provider in southern Utah, along with several other successful tech companies.