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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 PI 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 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.

Melissa L. Zgola, MS

Interim Faculty Chair

Melissa L. Zgola is interim faculty chair for Capella's School of Business and Technology. She has worked with Capella since 2007, initially as adjunct faculty and then, beginning in 2010, as core faculty. Prior to joining Capella, Ms. Zgola spent several years as an online facilitator, instructor and program director with The Art Institute Online, the Pittsburgh Technical Institute and ITT Technical Institute. She also served as an engineering technician for the Department of Labor, and senior system analyst for the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Zgola's educational background includes a BS in Psychology and an MA in Counseling from West Virginia University, and an MS in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.