Dr. Steven Baule joined the Winona State University faculty in the summer of 2020, after 28 years in K-12 school systems in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa and two years working in the University of Wisconsin system. He has written ten books on a variety of educational and historical topics. He has developed several innovative alternative learning programs for a variety of K12 students. In 2014, President Obama identified him as one of the top #FutureReady superintendents in the nation. eSchoolNews
named him one of the Top Ten Tech Savvy Superintendents in 2010.
Baule teaches courses in organizational and educational leadership. His scholarly interests focus on educational financial policies, educational technology, particularly the impact of 1:1 implementations, social - emotional learning, and the history of education. Baule led several efforts to improve student emotional health and reduce discipline issues prior to moving into higher education. Baule earned doctorates in educational leadership and instructional technology.