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Notable Faculty

Nearly all of Capella's faculty from the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences have a doctoral degree and many work as licensed practitioners, school psychologists, school counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, registered play therapy supervisors, psychologists and social workers. Our instructors have expertise in child and adolescent development, and family and geriatric issues. They are also proficient in designing programs to meet state and national accreditation standards, and have experience consulting with privately held businesses with a focus on succession planning, organizational development, executive development, and coaching.

Andrea Miller, PhD

Dean of Psychology, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Andrea Miller has worked as a member of the Capella team since 2010 and has taught online since 2005.  She began as an adjunct faculty member and later moved to lead faculty and then to the faculty chair role for the psychology department in the School of Undergraduate Studies at Capella University.  In 2015 Dr. Miller moved to the Dean of Psychology role in the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Her professional background includes work as a psychologist in the public schools and as a psychologist and supervisor for non-profit clinics. She specializes in working with children and families as well as individuals of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Dr. Miller is licensed as a psychologist in three states, licensed as a specialist in school psychology, and a human services board certified practitioner.  She is active in psychological associations and served as President of the Georgia Psychological Association from 2013-2014.  Dr. Miller holds Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Robert Schnedler, PhD


Robert Schnedler is the faculty chair for the General/Addiction Psychology programs at Capella University, where he has worked since 2000.  Dr. Schnedler obtained his PhD from an APA approved clinical psychology program and is a licensed psychologist in two states.  He had clinical practices in a variety of settings including outpatient multidisciplinary clinic, an inpatient Adolescent/Child psychiatric unit and a rural medical setting.  His practice has always emphasized mulitdisciplinary settings focusing on child, adolescent and family issues.  His research interests focus on ADD/ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders.  The multidisciplinary emphasis continues in the General Psychology specialization where integration of the many disciplines of psychology is encouraged.  In his spare time, Dr. Schnedler enjoys boating, woodworking and mostly spending time with family.