Teaching-first professors

Our professors are recognized for their contributions to their respective fields. But their top priority is students. Our faculty are, first and foremost, teachers dedicated to helping you learn and grow.

Throughout your time at St. Cloud State, your professors will support, guide, mentor and challenge you, both in the classroom and through hands-on experiences designed to teach you how to apply the knowledge they share. By making you their first and only priority, our faculty gives you the tools to create an Education for Life.

Here are some of the exciting things our faculty members have been up to:

American Historiographer

Kyle Ward '98 has authored a trio of books that analyze the history of American history. The University's director of social studies education tells his students they are the antidotes to bland and biased textbooks. According to Ward, the social studies teacher's job is to provide alternative viewpoints, supplementary texts and myth-busting facts.

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Trio Lorca

Department of Music professors Catherine Verrilli (voice), Melissa Krause (flute), and Terry Vermillion (percussion) make up the celebrated Trio Lorca. Their unique blend of classical interpretations and modern sensibilities has taken them to some of the world's biggest stages.

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Teaching Technology

Martin Lo is making teaching mobile. The School of Education professor is working on using iPads and other mobile technology to augment his Instructional Mathematics course. By integrating technology into the learning environment Lo seeks to help teacher candidates engage students and to demonstrate how technology can enhance learning.

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Exploring Our History

Mary Wingerd understands the importance of exploring our shared cultural history. The History professor's critically acclaimed non-fiction book "North Country: The Making of Minnesota" covers the earliest history of our state and details the racial, cultural and political forces that helped shape it.

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Learn by Growing

Sociology Professor Tracy Ore organized the creation of the Community Garden, a place where students, faculty, staff and community members can gather to plant, grow and harvest food using the latest organic-growing techniques.

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