Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research


The goal of the Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research (CESR) is to help advance the careers of faculty, staff and graduate students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. We provide a forum where faculty can share ideas and collaborate with a community of scholars. Need help with your research? Contact Us

Stuck on your Research?

Research is tough, but we're here to help.

CESR offers a wide variety of workshops related to your research that you can leverage to get your academic publications off the ground.

Check out our workshop schedule for this semester, and contact Dr. Dan Houlihan ( to attend a workshop and improve the skills you need to conduct your research.

Contact Us


CESR offers a wide variety of services to help faculty, staff, and advanced graduate students publish their original research. Please contact us if you need our assistance with any of the following research tasks, or if you have questions regarding our services.

Distinguished Faculty Scholars

Distinguished Faculty Scholars are tenured professors whose body of scholarship and level of scholarly achievement warrant distinction with the university community. CESR and the Faculty Research Committee select up to three Distinguished Faculty Scholars annually.

Contact & Hours

For CESR services, contact Dr. Dan Houlihan at or stop by ML 88 during our office hours.


The CESR staff have a wide variety of research competencies that you can utilize for your research goals. Contact one of the staff members for a consultation.