Dr. Dean D. Steele

Dean D. Steele, P.E., Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
Ladd Hall 101D
NDSU Dept. 7620, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7268
E-mail: dean.steele@ndsu.edu


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991
  • M.S., South Dakota State University, 1987
  • B.Ag.E., University of Minnesota, 1984
  • Teaching
  • Research
Expertise Areas
  • Irrigation and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Design
Current Research
  • Development of water management practices and tools for improved crop production and natural resource management
Professional Memberships
  • Society for Engineering in Agricultural, food, and biological systems (ASABE)
  • Associate member of FarmHouse Fraternity
  • Adviser for Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Student Organization, Aug 2018-present
  • Adviser for Bangladeshi Student Organization, April 2015 – present
  • Adviser for ASAE Student Branch, 1996-1997 academic year
  • Adviser for Collegians for Life, 1994 - 2002
Courses Taught
  • ABEN 255 - Computer Aided Analysis & Design
  • ABEN 464/664 - Resource Conservation and Irrigation Engineering
  • ASM 225 - Computer Applications in Agricultural Systems Management
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