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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 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.

William Burkett, PhD


Dr. Burkett received his PhD in Computer-Based Learning and his MS in Computer-Based Training and Learning from Nova Southeastern University. He received his BS in Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic College. Dr. Burkett has seen the advent of the current computer age. This has resulted in his playing an active part in many new and exciting business and academic initiatives including both computer-based training and learning. He is active in the various ways computers and the Internet are being used to train and educate people outside the traditional classroom setting. Dr. Burkett has actively worked and taught online and on-ground in all aspects of computer information systems, management information systems, computer science and information technology at both undergraduate and graduate levels.