Dr. Nick Poppens is currently an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Sioux Falls. He received his doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota and his dissertation focused on mobile technology. He teaches courses in Audio/Video Production, Digital Photography, and Photojournalism. Prior to entering the education field, Poppens worked professionally in a variety of media-related fields including print and television news, photography and graphic design. His artistic works are typically photography, audio/video, and mixed-media, and are heavily influenced by film and travel.