Your browser does not support JavaScript! or JavaScript is currently disabled.
Save Program

Notable Faculty

Sue Talley, EdD

Dean of Technology

Sue Talley is the dean of Technology in Capella University's School of Business and Technology. Dr. Talley joined Capella University's School of Undergraduate Studies as a faculty director in 2006 and became associate dean for Information Technology and Public Safety in 2007. Her background includes faculty and program director positions at Pepperdine University. She was the Principal Investigator for a grant from the U.S. Department of Education on the use of technology in teacher education. She also worked for Apple Computer in Cupertino, CA. Dr. Talley is also advocating for an increase of women in IT professions. She completed her master's and doctoral work in Educational Technology at Pepperdine University. She received her bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from Macalester College. Her research interests include online learning and faculty professional development, particularly the use of case-based learning.

Mary Brown, PhD, CISSP, CISA

Faculty Chair

Carrying over 15 years of experience in the field of Information Security, Mary Brown currently supervises Bachelor's and Master's faculty in the Information Assurance and Security, Health IT, and data management and analytics programs at Capella University. In this role, Mary also teaches, develops and maintains curriculum and courses, participates in planning committees related to technology and course development, and works closely with the National Security Agency to maintain Capella's status as an Information Assurance and Security Center of Academic Excellence. Mary has also led a variety of webinars and workshops, and recently co-edited a book, Ethical Issues and Security Monitoring Trends in Global Healthcare: Technological Advancements and co-authored a second book, Computer Security and Penetration Testing. Mary recently completed her PhD in IT Education from Capella, has earned CISSP and CISA certifications, and has previously been recognized as a Minnesota ISSA Security Professional of the Year.