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Notable Faculty

Capella's School of Education faculty members are active and experienced in their professions, and nearly all members hold a doctoral degree. From P–12 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty to leadership, curriculum designers, and grant writers, our faculty hold top academic credentials in the areas they teach and many are published authors. Noteworthy contributions include sitting on the Executive Board for the National Association of Community and Technical Colleges, directing an Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program, and creating a middle college high school of 240 students on a college campus.

Jim Wold, PhD

Interim Dean

Dr. Jim Wold is the Executive Director for the College of Professional Studies and Interim Dean for the School of Education. Dr. Wold began his Capella career in 2002 as Dean in the School of Education (2002-2006). He served as Associate Dean (2007-2009) leading the NCATE Accreditation Team and served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (2010-2012). Dr. Wold’s professional career prior to Capella includes 25 years in K-12 education, holding positions as district superintendent, high school principal, and high school teacher. In addition to his background in K-12 education, Dr. Wold worked 8 years in various private sector roles including educational consultant, sales and marketing manager, and business owner. His professional interests include career coaching, leadership and organizational development. Dr. Wold holds a PhD in Educational Administration from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

Kathryn Campbell, EdD


Dr. Campbell is faculty chair for the Adult Education specialization. She has a rich history in community college counseling, teaching, and administration in California. She has served as a vice president of academic affairs and held positions as a dean of instruction as well as director of career programs and services. Dr. Campbell oversaw the rapid growth of an online program that served a large, 2,400 square mile district. She also initiated and developed a middle college high school of 240 students on the college campus. Dr. Campbell received an EdD in Educational Administration from the University of the Pacific. She has a master's in Counseling from Dominican University of San Rafael and a bachelor's in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.