Educational Leadership and Higher Education

  • Steven McCullar

    “Make connections at professional conferences, program socials, and athletic activities”

    Steven McCullar

Steven McCullar, PhD

Program Areas

Doctoral and Masters courses in Higher Education Administration

Research/Interest Areas

  • Crisis Management in Leadership in Higher Education
  • Pedagogy to Practice in Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • Organizational Culture in Student Affairs and Higher Education


Dr. McCullar joined the Higher Education Administration program at St. Cloud State University  in 2011 after working more than a decade in student affairs. He served as the assistant dean of students at the University of Alabama and associate director of the LSU Student Union and director of programs. Dr. McCullar received his bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis, his master's degree from the University of Arkansas, and his doctorate from Louisiana State University.

As a faculty member at St. Cloud State University, Dr. McCullar has served as the program director for the Higher Education Administration Master's and Doctoral Program. During his tenure, he has been responsible for growing the program and moving it to online delivery in order to meet the growing needs of professionals in the field nationally and globally. He serves as a member of the IFO Executive leadership, is an editor for the Journal of Campus Activities, and has received the Miller Scholar Grant, one of St. Cloud States most prestigious awards for faculty. He also received the NASPA Region IV-E Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member Award.

Dr. McCullar  is a champion of belongingness and connection to campus, not only for students but for faculty, staff and administration.

Courses Taught

  • HIED 664 Critical Issues Seminar in Higher Education
  • HIED 672 Practicum in Higher Education Administration
  • HIED 800 U.S. Higher Education
  • HIED 803 Community Building 
  • HIED 804 Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
  • HIED 807 Research Design and Assessment in Higher Education
  • HIED 820 The College Student
  • HIED 822 Organization and Administration of Student Affairs
  • HIED 880 Dissertation Proposal Development
  • HIED 899 Dissertation Research