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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.

Constance Hall, EdD, MSN, RN


Constance brings over twenty five years of nursing education and clinical nursing experience to her new role. Her career has included nursing service administrative positions, faculty, and academic leadership roles. She has demonstrated expertise in nursing education curriculum development and her area of research focuses on nursing students’ perceptions of stress producing situations. She maintains certification in the specialties of medical-surgical and oncology nursing. A strong public health advocate, Constance has a laudable record of service and leadership to agencies focusing on prevention of HIV, teen pregnancy, and domestic violence. Constance notes, “Education of patients, families, nursing staff, and students has been a constant throughout my career. My passion for education and its transformative power is central to everything I do.”