Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Dr. Lalita Subrahmanyan

Dr. Lalita Subrahmanyan is Professor of Elementary and Middle Level Education. She has served as Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning since October 2009 and is an active member of the international association of faculty developers, the Professional and Organizational Development Network.

     Having obtained her PhD in 1993 from the State University of New York at Buffalo in the Social Foundations of Education, Dr. Subrahmanyan teaches courses in elementary and middle level education, instruction and assessment, and social, historical and philosophical foundations.  Her emphasis in her teaching and her work is on developing students to be thinking citizens for a global and pluralistic twenty-first century world. 

     Previously, Dr. Subrahmanyan has had several years’ experience in India in schools and urban community development projects.  Further she has had extensive experience working with schools in Minnesota. She has served as the cultural diversity coordinator in the St. Cloud schools for two years and has directed a regionally recognized mentoring program for minority girls in collaboration with SCSU women students for five years.

     Dr. Subrahmanyan has several publications and national and international presentations on faculty development, curriculum and instruction, middle level education, multicultural education, and social justice. Dr. Subrahmanyan is also a musician in the Northern Indian classical tradition.




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.