Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Dr. Tracy Ore

Tracy E. Ore is a professor of Sociology and Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, is an active member of the American Sociological Association, and is past president of the Sociologists for Women in Society. Tracy does research in the areas of sustainable agriculture, oppression and inequality, and the development of effective teaching pedagogy. Her most recent text is The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (sixth edition), published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. The connections between her scholarly work and activism are made real in the SCSU Community Garden, which she established in 2005


Tyler Erickson

Tyler is a St. Cloud native and Southwest MN State University Grad. He spent 6 years in the Army as an Air Traffic Controller, enjoys cooking, fishing, and being outdoors.


Sohee Yook

Sohee Yook is obtaining her Master’s in the program of College Counseling and Student Development at St. Cloud State University. She received a B.A in Global Studies with a minor in Psychology from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Sohee is from South Korea and came to the United States in 2007. She was a student representative for the Student Health Benefit Consultative Committee at U of M and she is a University Student Conduct Board Member at SCSU. She supported Korean adoptees through a Korean Language and Culture class as an office assistant. She enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors with her dog, and cooking.

Nasrat (Annie) Jahan


Whitnee Herrling

Whitnee Herrling is a Senior at St. Cloud State University. She is majoring in biological sciences with an emphasis on pre-medical studies.  She is also an active member in the University Honors Program.  After she completes her bachelor’s degree, Whitnee hopes to attend medical school and specialize in pediatric medicine. Whitnee is originally from Middleton, Wisconsin where she lived with her parents and two younger sisters. In her free time, Whitnee enjoys attending cooking and baking classes.  She also enjoys playing ice hockey and spending time with her friends and family outdoors.



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