A most distinguished and diversified faculty of over 2,200 scholars, educators, and authors combine relevant theory with real-world experience. Their academic credentials include such institutions as the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, Cambridge University, and Harvard University. Many are executives in government, business, and non-profit organizations, including the United Nations, the State Department, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Provost

  • Vernon C. Smith, Ph.D., Organization and Administration of Higher Education, The University of Arizona

Deans, Assistant Deans, and Associate Deans

  • Dean, School of Arts and Humanities - Grace Glass, Ph.D., English Literature, University of Michigan
  • Dean, School of Business - L. A. Chad Patrizi, Ph.D., E-Learning Leadership, Touro University International
  • Dean, School of Health Sciences - Brian Freeland, Ed.D., Sports Management and Leadership, Northcentral University
  • Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – Ahmed Naumaan, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • Associate Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Daniel Welsch, Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • Dean, School of Security and Global Studies - Mark T. Riccardi, Ph.D., Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University
  • Dean, School of Education and Academic Services - Conrad Lotze, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, American University
  • Dean, Graduate Studies and Research - Jennifer Douglas, Ph.D., English, University of Rochester
  • Dean, Academic Outreach and Program Development - Chris Reynolds, Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University
  • Dean, Faculty and Student Success and the Extension School - Grady Batchelor, D.Mgt., Management, Colorado Technical University
  • Dean, Academic Partnerships & Health Outreach – Barbara Netzer, MSN, Nursing, University of Phoenix; MS, Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Success - Kimberly Jacobs, Ph.D., Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University
  • Associate Dean,  Alternative Learning - Cali Morrison, Ed.D., Education - Adult and Higher Education,  Montana State University

  • Associate Dean,  Curriculum and Assessment - Christina Dryden, Ph.D., Oceanography, Old Dominion University

Program Directors

  • Analytics - Ahmed Kamel, Ph.D., Textile Engineering, Integrated Textile and Apparel Sciences (ITAS), Auburn University
  • Art, Communication, World Languages, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion - Bjorn Mercer, D.M.A., Music, The University of Arizona
  • Business Administration - Kathleen Irwin, Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University
  • Criminal Justice - Charles Russo, Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
  • Cybersecurity - TBA
  • Educational Leadership (interim) - Jan Spencer, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University.
  • Electrical Engineering - Colin Doyle, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
  • Emergency and Disaster Management - Terri Wilkin, J.D., University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • English and Literature - TBA
  • Entrepreneurship - Cassandra Shaw, Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • Environmental Science - Kelly Reiss, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
  • Finance and Accounting - Juan Roman, CPA,  D.B.A., Business Administration, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Government Contracting and Acquisition & Reverse Logistics Management - Robert Gordon, D.Mgt., Management, University of Phoenix
  • Health Information Management - Andrea Mignott, M.B.A., Business Administration, American Intercontinental University
  • History - Richard Hines, Ph.D., History, Washington State University
  • Homeland Security, National Security Studies, Security Management and Military Studies - Kelli Frakes, Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Walden University
  • Hospitality Management - Sheri Hernandez, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Capella University
  • Human Development and Family Studies - Kathleen Mangeri, M.A., Student Personnel Services, Trenton State College
  • Information Technology  - Novadean Watson-Stone, D.B.A., Information Systems, Argosy University
  • Information Technology Management , Information Systems Security - Kevin Harris, D.B.A., Information Systems, Argosy University
  • Intelligence Studies - Nicole Drumhiller, Ph.D., Political Science, Washington State University
  • International Relations - Katherine Brannum, Ph.D., Political science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Management - Marie Harper, Ph.D., Specialization - Business General, Capella University
  • Marketing, Economics and Technical Managment - Thomas Schaefer, D.B.A., Management, Argosy University
  • Mathematics - TBA
  • Natural Sciences - David Brashinger, M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Nursing - Stacey Kram, D.N.P., Nursing Practice, Salisbury University
  • Political Science - Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Psychology - Colleen Lindecker, Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Capella University
  • Public Administration, Public Policy and Legal Studies - Christi Bartman, J.D., University of Toledo
  • Public Health - Samer Koutoubi, Ph.D., Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, M.D., Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Retail Management and Real Estate - Kevin Forehand, D.B.A., Business Administration & Management, Northcentral University
  • School Counseling - Kimberlee Ratliff, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, Argosy University
  • Sociology - Jennifer Cramer, Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Space Studies - Edward Albin, Ph.D., Planetary Geology, The University of Georgia
  • Sports and Health Sciences - Karyn Gallivan, Ph.D., Public Health, Walden University
  • Sports Management - James Reese, Ed.D., Physical Education: Sport Administration, University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaching - Kathleen Tate, Ph.D., Elementary Education, Florida State University
  • Transportation and Logistics Management - Larry Parker Jr., Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University

Faculty Directors

  • Arts and Humanities - Bethanie Hansen, D.M.A., Music Education, Boston University
  • Arts and Humanities  - Tonia Parker, Ph.D., Psychology - General Psychology, Capella University
  • Arts and Humanities - Jeffrey Stone, Ph.D., Education, University of Kansas
  • Arts and Humanities -TBA
  • Business - Doris Blanton, D.Mgt., Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix
  • Business - Jill Fuson, Ph.D., Education, Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University
  • Business - Gary Deel, Ph.D., Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Education - Jan Spencer, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University
  • Health Sciences - Craig Bogar, Ed.D., Sports Management, United States Sports Academy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Jackie Galvan, Ph.D., Business Administration – Management Information Systems, Northcentral University
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Daniela Messina, D.C., Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Elizabeth Pearsall, Ph.D., Medicinal Biochemistry, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Security and Global Studies - David Rand, M.S., Forensic Sciences, National University
  • Security and Global Studies - John Dolan, Ph.D., Education and Human Resource Studies, Colorado State University
  • Security and Global Studies - Michelle Watts, M.A., Latin American Studies, The University of Arizona

Librarians

  • Associate Dean, Online Librarians - Maryelizabeth Gano, M.S.L.S., Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America
  • Jason Anderson, M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Washington
  • Christy Cechman, M.L.S., Library & Information Science, Valdosta State University
  • Elizabeth Cook, M.S., Library Science, University of Kentucky
  • Priscilla Coulter, M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas
  • Daniel Feinberg, M.L.I.S., Library / Information Systems, Kent State University
  • Susan Fingerman, M.S., Library Science, Simmons College
  • Judith Jablonski, Ph.D., Library and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Coleen Neary, M.L.S., Library and Information Services, University of Maryland
  • Carole Nowicke, Ph.D., Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • John Palmer, M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas
  • Aida Smith, M.L.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Laurie Smith, M.S., Library Science and Information, Simmons College

Faculty List