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St. Cloud State University faculty are top-notch teachers and renowned researchers in their fields. They invite students into the research process to create new knowledge, make discoveries, and solve problems.

As the world continues to change so do the programming our faculty offer. In recent years, faculty have been the driving force behind programs and centers such as: eSports, Autism Discover Center, Center for International Disability Advocacy and Diplomacy, and the Minnesota Institute of Technology.

Read more about our knowledgeable and talented faculty with the links below and on St. Cloud State TODAY or explore the SCSU Expert Guide.

Recent Accolades

Herberger Business School earns innovation award for MBA program revisions and growth

The Herberger Business School was honored this fall as a recipient of the 2023 Innovation in Business Education Award by the MidAmerican Business Dean’s Association (MADBA). The school’s submission of “MBA Program Revisions and Growth” was presented at the 2023 MADBA Annual Meeting, where the theme was “Leveraging Market Disruption for Growth: How to Plan for the Future.” 

SCSU Professor Honored for Contributions to Minnesota History

Dr. Christopher Lehman, Chair and Professor of Ethnic Studies at SCSU, recently received the inaugural Ruth Riester Award for Historical Contributions to the Humanities by the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC).

The award was given to Dr. Lehman in recognition of his noteworthy research and publication of “Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State,” which was released in 2019 and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in the “Minnesota Nonfiction” category.

Professor Emeritus Designs Compact Instrument to Monitor Upper Atmospheric Winds

Utilizing St. Cloud State University’s state-of-the-art clean room in the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), Professor Emeritus Dr. John Harlander is working on an independent project that is an extension of the Ionospheric Connection (ICON) NASA satellite project that he previously worked on.

Dr. Harlander is using ISELF’s clean room to test a next-generation instrument that is intended to orbit the Earth while monitoring upper atmospheric winds. This new instrument, the Interferometer for Neutral Dynamics (INDI), is a follow-on to the ICON satellite mission.


Dr. Melissa Hanzsek-Brill Receives Award

A St. Cloud State University professor has received recognition from the largest academic community of mathematicians and mathematics students in the nation and Canada.

Dr. Melissa Hanzsek-Brill, Professor of Mathematics & Mathematics Education and STEM Education Coordinator, recently received the North Central Section’s 2023 Award for Distinguished College Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.

"Where Roots Take Hold" with Dr. Tracy Ore

A beautiful diversity of living things have been sown and harvested in the St. Cloud State University Community Garden – all because 17 years ago Tracy Ore planted her vision and her knees on a scrubby patch of campus land on Fifth Avenue.

Tracy Ore and the multigenerational team of volunteer gardeners and community partners she has attracted to the garden have grown a rich array of produce, flowers and relationships on what soon became a campus/community intersection for cultivating what Ore calls “environmental and community sustainability.”

QBR an Industry Leader in St. Cloud Economics

King Banaian and his fellow St. Cloud State University economists have been making sense of ups and downs in the local business climate for a quarter of a century via their much-anticipated St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report (QBR). 

As translators of academic, economic and complex business data, Banaian and his partners in the QBRs have a reputation for being accessible, credible experts tapped by the media and the public for helping them sort out how current economic circumstances will impact their bottom line.

SCSU Associate Professor, student present research papers at conference in Japan

A St. Cloud State University Associate Professor and Physics student each presented at an international conference in June while sharing their expertise and findings on research papers they completed at SCSU.

Dr. John Sinko, Associate Professor in SCSU’s  Department of Physics and Astronomy, and undergraduate Physics student Brian Davis each presented at the  34th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) and 12th Nano-Satellite Symposium (NSAT) conference  on June 3-9 in Kurume, Japan.


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