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.


Nena Radivojevic-Vasovic

Nena Radivojevic-Vasovic is currently pursuing her Master’s in the Early Childhood Special Education program at St. Cloud State University. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Boise State University. Nevena is from Serbia, and came to the United States in 2006. As an Undergraduate at BSU, Nevena has worked on multiple Research and Teaching Assistant projects with various faculty and staff. She was a Developmental Therapist and PSRS for the Idaho Mental Health & Developmental Disability Services. She enjoys spending time with friends, music, and cooking.

Hannah "Bella Jorgensen

Hannah "Bella" Jorgensen is currently pursing a Master of Business Administration degree at St. Cloud State University. She graduated summa cum laude from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she obtained a B.S. in Mass Media with minors in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Communications. As an undergraduate student, Bella worked as a Public Relations and Social Media Marketing Specialist for a violence prevention through music program and created content for a Central Minnesota Access Television program. She enjoys listening to music, traveling, reading, spending time with friends and playing with her husky puppy, Mischa.


Emily Harrington

Emily Harrington is a Sophomore at St. Cloud State University. She has an Associate in Arts Degree from Inver Hills Community College. She is majoring in Meteorology and minoring in Computing.  She is President of the St. Cloud State Storm Chase Club, and an active member in both the AMS/NWA Club and National Residence Hall Honorary.  In her free time, Emily enjoys going fishing, being active, and spending time with her friends and family outdoors.

Brenna Richardson

Brenna is a junior at St. Cloud State University. She has an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from Pine Technical and Community College. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Writing, as well as a minor in Art. Brenna is originally from Pine City, Minnesota where she lived with her parents and sister. In the past, Brenna has worked part-time as a portrait artist and piano teacher. Brenna was a participant and two-time winner of the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association (MMTA) State Competition for classical piano. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, running, playing piano, and spending time with her family and friends.


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