Victoria Williams, Director, Associate Professor: M.A. from St. Cloud State University in English, and a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. Vicky teaches COLL 110—Reading and Study Strategies, and COLL 120—Power Reading. She also serves as Chair of the Department of Academic Support and is Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Regional Director for the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
Cari Kenner, Professor: Cari teaches COLL 110—Reading and Study Strategies, and COLL 120—Power Reading. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, her master’s degree from the University of Texas in Brownsville, and her doctorate degree from the University of Houston. Off campus, she enjoys weight lifting, canoeing, and bicycling.
Kirstin Bratt, Assistant Professor: Kirstin Salma Ruth Bratt was raised in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and is very happy to have found her way back home after living in many other interesting places. She has degrees from Saint Olaf College, Saint Cloud State University, and Northern Arizona University. Her research interests revolve around the literature and linguistics of immigrants. She is diligently at work with writing projects, including editing volumes of essays on North African literature and writing poetry and fiction.
Cynthia Bunting: Cindy teaches COLL 120- Power Reading. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and her master’s degree in Education and Curriculum from St. Mary’s University. Off campus, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, camping, canoeing, bicycling and traveling.
Joshua Lobejko: Josh teaches COLL 110 - Reading and Study Strategies. Josh obtained his bachelor's degree in German from SCSU. He then continued his studies at Saint Cloud State and earned his Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. Josh enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with the lastest news and technology developments.
Aaron Mertes: Aaron is a Graduate Student in the Rehabilitation Counseling program and received two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Minnesota - Duluth in English and Philosophy. Before continuing his studies at St. Cloud State University he spent the previous 8 years working with people with learning differences and developmental disabilities in different settings including group homes, high schools, vocational settings and higher education. Most recently he was part of a grant program helping people with disabilities succeed in college.
Kara Engebretson: Kara is a Graduate Student in the Social Work program and received two Bachelor's degrees from Simpson College in Exercise Science and Psychology. Before continuing her studies at St. Cloud State University she spent the previous 4 years working in children’s mental health for the state of Iowa, shelters, and group homes. She is currently completing her internship in children’s mental health at Crow River Family Services in Litchfield, Minnesota.
Karen Paavola (Office Manager): Karen works half time for the Academic Learning Center and half time for the Math Skills Center. She enjoys anything that pertains to the outdoors.