Professor Barnard: Trailblazing Adventure Education

Meet Eric Barnard, an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education & Sport Science (PESS) Department at Winona State University. He not only helped develop a resource center for local outdoor enthusiasts, but also continues to adapt Winona State’s program based...

Professor Pop-Up: History & Legal Studies

Meet Dr. Juandrea Bates, Associate Professor of History and Legal Studies at Winona State University.  She created a class for WSU students to learn how age has shaped children’s perspectives throughout history. And in the process, her class inspired her to pursue and...

Professor Pop-Up: Leadership Education

Meet Dr. Steven Baule, an associate professor in the Leadership Education Department at Winona State University.  He helped identify a growing need for special education directors in K-12 schools around the nation—and created a new program at Winona State to meet this...

Professor Pop-Up: Composite Materials Engineering

If you want to make things, break things, and figure out how to improve them, you could turn that drive into a career as a composites engineer.  I became a professor of Composite Materials Engineering because it’s still a relatively new field and there are so many...

Professor Pop-Up: Criminal Justice

If you like understanding how the law intersects with real life, you could foster that interest into a career as a law enforcement or corrections officer or any of the many personnel in the Criminal Justice system.  After being a prosecuting attorney for 11 years, I...

Professor Pop-Up: Biochemistry

If you enjoy studying how everything around us is connected and how living things run, you could harness those passions into a career as a chemist.  I think the most meaningful connections a student can make during their college career come from watching their...