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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.

Rebecca Loehrer, PhD, LP


Rebecca Loehrer is faculty chair of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization within the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has been with Capella since 1999, initially serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Psychology specialization, and then as a core faculty member in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization before being appointed chair. Dr. Loehrer is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and a licensed psychologist in Texas, where she has held contracts with numerous local and state agencies, providing individual and group psychotherapy, consultation and supervision, professional presentations, and psychological assessment and evaluations. Additionally, she has served as the clinical director for two mental health agencies and has experience teaching and supervising students in graduate-level psychology programs at Radford University, Baylor University, and Argosy University. Dr. Loehrer holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, an MS in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and a BA in Psychology from Baylor University.