Dean Rehberger

Dean Rehberger is the Director of MATRIX, the Interim Chair of Sociology, and also Associate Professor in the Department of History at MSU. Dean specializes in developing digital technologies for research and teaching. He has run numerous faculty technology and workshops and given presentations for educators and cultural heritage workers from local, national and international audiences.

Dean oversees MATRIX project planning, research and development, and coordinating many of the grant-funded projects for the center. His primary areas of research include: high performance computing and big data; digital history, humanities, and social sciences; digital libraries, museums and archives; Internet technologies in the classroom; and hybrid learning environments.

Dean teaches course for a variety of courses at MSU for History and Museum Studies. He also helps to design and develop a number of online course for the Department of History. As Interim Chair of Sociology, Dean will have administrative responsibility for all the activities of the Sociology Department. He will also be charged with helping the department pick a new regular chairperson (and as appropriate associate chairpersons) who will hopefully take over full chair duties in the summer of 2018.