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Notable Faculty

Beth Koenig, JD


Beth Koenig serves as Dean for the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. With an over 20-year career in higher education, she has taught, advised, and mentored both undergraduate and graduate students. She has also developed and supported numerous sponsored research initiatives and has led several enterprise-wide, university infrastructure improvements.

In addition to her background in education, Beth has worked in government relations, has served as a Minnesota Supreme Court qualified mediator, and presented best practices in building university research. She also sponsored program initiatives to local, state, national, and international audiences. Beth holds a JD from Hamline University School of Law and a BA from St. Catherine University (formerly the College of St. Catherine) in Speech Communication and Music, Opera Performance.

Steven Brancazio, M.S., CHS-III


Steven Brancazio, M.S., CHS-III, Faculty Chair for Criminal Justice in the School of Undergraduate Studies at Capella University, has had a distinguished career in both law enforcement and higher education. During his 20-year career in law enforcement, he held various positions including patrol officer, street crimes investigator, squad supervisor, internal affairs investigator, recruiter, district commander, and support services commander. Mr. Brancazio retired as a Captain in 2007.  Following his law enforcement career he became adjunct faculty at Florida Atlantic University School of Criminal Justice and Criminology in Boca Raton Florida. In 2008 he joined Capella University as an adjunct professor in Public Safety. In 2014 he was named the Faculty Chair of Public Safety in the School of Undergraduate Studies. Mr. Brancazio holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the University of Louisville Administrators Officer course. He is also a graduate of the Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program at Florida Atlantic University. He is certified through the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.