Our Teacher-Scholars

St. Cloud State University faculty are top-notch teachers and renowned researchers in their fields. They invite students into the research process to create new knowledge, make discoveries, and solve problems.

As the world continues to change so do the programming our faculty offer. In recent years, faculty have been the driving force behind programs and centers such as: eSports, Autism Discover Center, Center for International Disability Advocacy and Diplomacy, and the Minnesota Institute of Technology.

Read more about our knowledgeable and talented faculty with the links below and on St. Cloud State TODAY or explore the SCSU Expert Guide.

Recent Accolades

Dr. Melissa Hanzsek-Brill Receives Award

A St. Cloud State University professor has received recognition from the largest academic community of mathematicians and mathematics students in the nation and Canada.

Dr. Melissa Hanzsek-Brill, Professor of Mathematics & Mathematics Education and STEM Education Coordinator, recently received the North Central Section’s 2023 Award for Distinguished College Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.

"Where Roots Take Hold" with Dr. Tracy Ore

A beautiful diversity of living things have been sown and harvested in the St. Cloud State University Community Garden – all because 17 years ago Tracy Ore planted her vision and her knees on a scrubby patch of campus land on Fifth Avenue.

Tracy Ore and the multigenerational team of volunteer gardeners and community partners she has attracted to the garden have grown a rich array of produce, flowers and relationships on what soon became a campus/community intersection for cultivating what Ore calls “environmental and community sustainability.”

QBR an Industry Leader in St. Cloud Economics

King Banaian and his fellow St. Cloud State University economists have been making sense of ups and downs in the local business climate for a quarter of a century via their much-anticipated St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report (QBR). 

As translators of academic, economic and complex business data, Banaian and his partners in the QBRs have a reputation for being accessible, credible experts tapped by the media and the public for helping them sort out how current economic circumstances will impact their bottom line.

SCSU Faculty Recognized for Completion of ACUE Program

St. Cloud State University faculty continue to inspire students inside and outside of the classroom.

The latest example of that commitment to honing their teaching skills was recognized March 27 during a reception and recognition event for the first cohort of SCSU faculty to complete courses from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education, earning higher education’s only nationally recognized teaching credential.

SCSU Associate Professor, student present research papers at conference in Japan

A St. Cloud State University Associate Professor and Physics student each presented at an international conference in June while sharing their expertise and findings on research papers they completed at SCSU.

Dr. John Sinko, Associate Professor in SCSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, and undergraduate Physics student Brian Davis each presented at the 34th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) and 12th Nano-Satellite Symposium (NSAT) conference on June 3-9 in Kurume, Japan.

SCSU music professors debut piece at New Music + Technology Festival

Three Department of Music faculty members at St. Cloud State University recently debuted a new piece of music titled “Coupling” at the New Music + Technology Festival in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The piece began development in 2022 at the Spatial Music Workshop in Virginia Tech’s Cube, a five-story-high, state-of-the-art theatre and high tech laboratory that serves multiple platforms of creative practice.

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