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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.

Tsun Chow, PhD


Dr. Chow is faculty chair for the doctoral IT programs within the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. Prior to joining Capella, Dr. Chow was information technology director for a Fortune 100 company. He has more than 20 years of IT management experience, with the last seven years as an IT executive. Dr. Chow has a background in information security, data center management, business transformation via technology applications, and IT outsourcing. In addition to his role as faculty chair, Dr. Chow is engaged in research and mentoring in the areas of outsourcing, IT management, and information security. He has published many papers, authored a book on software quality assurance, and given presentations at professional society conferences. Dr. Chow was the recipient of the Data Center Manager of the Year award from the Association for Computer Operations Management and the Outstanding Contribution award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.