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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.

Hilda R. Glazer, EdD


Hilda R. Glazer currently serves as faculty chair for the Educational Psychology specialization within Capella University's Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, having previously served as a core faculty member. Before joining Capella in 2004, Dr. Glazer held various administrative positions at Walden University, including dean of the School of Psychology, chair of the Division of Psychology, and director of the PhD in Professional Psychology program. She has also served as an associate professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Glazer is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and holds the Certificate for Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. She is a licensed professional clinical supervising counselor in Ohio and a registered play therapy supervisor. Dr. Glazer earned both an EdD and EdM in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University, an MS in Counseling from the University of North Texas, and a BA in Psychology from Beaver College. She has published more than 50 refereed articles and book chapters, was co-editor of a book on psychosocial care of aging patients, and has presented on the topics of distance learning and children and grief at regional, national, and international conferences.