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

Vice Provost, Associate Provost, Assistant Provost, Deans, and Associate Deans

  • Vice Provost – Dr. Gwendolyn Hall, Ph.D., Policy Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Associate Provost of Academic and Faculty Services - Michael Cottam, Ph.D., Educational Technology, Arizona State University
  • Assistant Provost, Academic Partnerships and Outreach; Dean, School of Education - Conrad Lotze, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, American University
  • Interim Dean, The Extension School; Associate Dean, Faculty and Student Success – Kimberly Jacobs, Ph.D., Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University
  • Dean, School of Arts and Humanities - Grace Glass, Ph.D., English Literature, University of Michigan
  • Interim Dean, School of Business - Marie Gould Harper, Ph.D., CPC, Business, Capella University
  • 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
  • Associate Dean, School of Security and Global Studies - Nicole Drumhiller, Ph.D., CTM,  Political Science, Washington State 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, Academic Partnerships & Health Outreach - Barbara Netzer, MSN, Nursing, University of Phoenix, Phoenix; MS, Education, Johns Hopkins 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, 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
  • 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, Fire Science and Explosive Ordnance Disposal- Terri Wilkin, J.D., Law, University of Maryland-Baltimore
  • English, Humanities, and Literature - Teresa (Teddi) Fishman, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University
  • Entrepreneurship - Cassandra Shaw, Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • Environmental Science - TBA
  • 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
  • Healthcare Administration – Jeremy Howell, D.H.A., Health Administration, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Health Information Management - Natasha Cauley, M.P.H., Health Care Organization Policy, University of Alabama
  • 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, Cybersecurity - Kevin Harris, D.B.A., Information Systems, Argosy University
  • Intelligence Studies – Matthew Crosston, Ph.D., Political Science, Brown University
  • International Relations and Global Security- Katherine Brannum, Ph.D., Political science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Management - Marie Gould Harper, Ph.D., Specialization - Business General, Capella University
  • Marketing, Economics and Technical Management - Thomas Schaefer, D.B.A., Management, Argosy University
  • Mathematics & Data Science - Marvine Hamner, Ph.D., Engineering and Policy, Washington University
  • Natural Sciences - TBA
  • Nursing - Stacey Kram,  D.N.P., Nursing Practice, Salisbury University
  • Political Science - Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Psychology - Rachel Cain, Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Alabama
  • Public Administration, Public Policy and Legal Studies - TBA
  • 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 & Supply Chain 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 - Jaclyn Fowler, Ed.D., Adult Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Business - Doris Blanton, D.Mgt., CPC, 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 - Colin Doyle, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - Jackie Galvan, Ph.D., Business Administration – Management Information Systems, Northcentral University
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – Sylvia Nemmers, Ph.D. Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – Shelia Carter, Ph.D., Developmental and Molecular Biology, University of Alabama
  • 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, Ph.D., International Development, University of Mississippi

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
  • Elizabeth Cook, M.S., Library Science, University of Kentucky
  • Priscilla Coulter, M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas
  • Kelly Fanning, M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, University of Arizona
  • Valerie Florez, M.S.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, Drexel University
  • Emily Harrell, M.L.I.S., Library and Information Studies, Florida State University
  • Coleen Neary, M.L.S., Library and Information Services, University of Maryland
  • Carole Nowicke, Ph.D., Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Kara Rawlins, M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Julie Rappold, M.L.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Andrea Reveley, M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas
  • Terra Rogerson, M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, Florida State University
  • Aida Smith, M.L.S., Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
  • Rachel Sweeney, M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
 

Faculty List