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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

SCSU professor, former coach honored for helping girls and women break barriers

A St. Cloud State University professor and former coach has been recognized for her work in helping break barriers in providing equity in sports for girls and women of all ages.

Dr. Paula U’Ren, a professor and chairperson of SCSU’s Department of Kinesiology and former SCSU Softball head coach, was honored with the Breaking Barriers Award by National Girls & Women in Sports Day — Minnesota.

Herberger Business School earns innovation award for MBA program revisions and growth

The Herberger Business School was honored this fall as a recipient of the 2023 Innovation in Business Education Award by the MidAmerican Business Dean’s Association (MADBA). The school’s submission of “MBA Program Revisions and Growth” was presented at the 2023 MADBA Annual Meeting, where the theme was “Leveraging Market Disruption for Growth: How to Plan for the Future.” 

Professor Emeritus Designs Compact Instrument to Monitor Upper Atmospheric Winds

Utilizing St. Cloud State University’s state-of-the-art clean room in the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), Professor Emeritus Dr. John Harlander is working on an independent project that is an extension of the Ionospheric Connection (ICON) NASA satellite project that he previously worked on.

Dr. Harlander is using ISELF’s clean room to test a next-generation instrument that is intended to orbit the Earth while monitoring upper atmospheric winds. This new instrument, the Interferometer for Neutral Dynamics (INDI), is a follow-on to the ICON satellite mission.


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.


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